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Volume 78, Number 1 

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Serving the Longwood Community Since 1920 

October 2, 1998 

CPR Blitz Certifies 530 Students 

Tim Kiser 

Staff Writer 

Saturday, September 12, ap- 
proximately 530 students were 
certified in CPR by the Ameri- 
can Heart Association. 
Dr. Patricia Cormier instituted 
the CPR Blitz in memory of Dr. 
David Breil, Professor of Biol- 
ogy, as well as 
students Chris 
DeBoer, Mary Jane 
Parker and Mat- 
thew Weist. 

Dr. Nancy Haga, 
Professor of 
Speech and mem- 
ber of the CPR 
Blitz Task Force, 
explained the ori- 
gins of the program. 

"After we lost those people, 
the President looked at how to 
improve safety on campus," 
said Haga 

"Most of the staff was certi- 
fied, and [the school] formed 
the First Responders team/' said 
Haga. "After all the make-ups, 
about 530 students will have 
been certified." 

The President's office spent 
$5000 purchasing a defibrilla- 
tor, which revives the heart of a 
CPR victim. 

Maggie Hollister, a Long- 
wood senior, and the student 
chairman wkh members of the 
First Response Team [in a 
memo to the school] said, "We 
are hoping to make Longwood 
CoDege a safer place in getting 

help to those who have heart at- 

Also involved in the program 
were the Prince Edward Volun- 
teer Rescue Squad, Southside 
Community Hospital, Long- 
wood Student Government, 
Longwood First Responders, 
The President's Office and the 

Friday evening, 
students attended a 
lecture given by 
Brian Butler, cap- 
tain of the Prince 
Edward Volunteer 
Rescue Squad. 

Saturday morn- 
ing, instructors 
helped schedule 
groups of students 
to practice CPR on dummies, 
until they were ready to take the 

Hillary Smith, a freshman who 
attended the Blitz, said, "the ac- 
tual test on Saturday was fun, but 
the [lecture] in the gym on Fri- 
day was pointless," 

Smith believes that after the 
Blitz, she can make a difference 
is saving someone's life, and that 
the program was an overall suc- 

"More people are aware of 
how to correctly use CPRto save 
a life," said Smith. 

Dr. Haga pointed out that **by 
training [the students], we have 
also made the community a safer 
place." Longwood was the first 
college to hold a CPR Blitz in 
the state of Virginia. 

Strictly Business: 

Where Technology Meets Tradition 

Courtney J. Kappel 

Assistant Editor 

Thursday, September 17, the 
School of Business and Econom- 
ics hosted an open house for the 
Hiner Building. 

The theme for the grand open- 
ing was, "Where Technology 
Meets Tradition, H a very appro- 
priate title. The Stately Georgian 
building from 1913 has a tradi- 
tional look on the outside, but the 
inside of the building makes up 
one of Virginia's most techno- 
logically advanced business 

The grand opening started with 
a traditional procession to the 
podium from the north end of 
Pine Street. Army ROTC led the 
procession and the event's speak- 
ers followed behind, From the 
Coyner Building, members of 
Delta Sigma Pi Professional 
Business Fraternity marched to 
theme song from the movie "Men 
in Black." To emphasize the 
technology aspect, the members 
wore business attire and dark sun- 

The grand opening consisted 
of many speakers from the 
school, the community, and the 
state of Virginia. Longwood's 
President, Dr. Patricia Cormier, 
opened the festive event with a 
speech praising the newly reno- 
vated Hiner and the future busi- 
ness leaders it will produce. 

Next, the Dean of the School 
of Business and Economics, Dr, 

Berkwood Farmer excitedly ac- 
cepted the key from Longwood 
Alumni Ann Baise, who is now 
serving as the Rector of the Board 
of Visitors. 

Another highlight of the grand 
opening included a speech from 
the Honorable John H. Hager, 
Virginia's Lieutenant Governor. 
Pleased with the results of the 
$6. 1 million dollar renovation Lt. 
Gov. Hager expressed his enthu- 
siasm for the new state-of-the-art 

'Today sees Longwood up with 
the best of them, with a state-of- 
the-art facility equal to any 
institution's anywhere," Said Lt 
Gov. Hager. 

At 2 p.m., the members of Delta 
Sigma Pi performed 


Rotunda Editorial: A Letter From the Editor 

Hello Everybody! Thanks for 
picking up the first issue of The Ro- 
tunda for this semester. 

As many people already know, 
this year is definately "the year of 
changes" for Longwood. Fresh- 
men were required to hiy comput- 
ers, and Resident Technology Ad- 
visors (R.T.A.'s), students trained 
to know everything about comput- 
ers, were added. Keeping up with 
technology, the renovations of 
Hiner were completed and many 
people are very impressed with the 
improvements to the building. 

Like the new dining hall, 
Longwood Seminar and S.A.I.L. 
Week activities went "under con- 
struction" with changes such as in- 
cluding the alcohol program, 
O.C.T.A.A., as a requirement for 
freshmen. Freshmen students are 

also now housed in cluster groups 
according to their majors. 

New and old students also had 
to deal with cramped housing con- 
ditions, which included convert- 
ing study lounges and faculty of- 
fices into dorm rooms. We all 
know by now that even a few lucky 
students temporary lived in ho- 
tels until rooms on campus were 

Greek life saw some changes 
with this semester's rush. Her Run 
went away with Iler Field and So- 
rority Walk was actually a walk, 
as new members were told to walk, 
not run to their new sisters. 

By Oktoberfest, the Longwood 
Bookstore will be Barnes & 
Nobles and rumors have been fly- 
ing about all of the changes (guess 
we'll find out soon). 


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Going along with all these 
changes, The Rotunda is also full 
of new ideas and new faces this 
semester. We now have a new edi- 
tor, a new advisor, a new layout de- 
sign, and basically a whole new 
staff. This year we will continue 
to have CD and Movie Reviews, 
highlights from bands and other en- 
tertainment, the ever popular Props 
and Drops, as well as news about 
everything happening on campus. 
Some new ideas that we are add- 
ing include a double page feature 
spread in every issue, a Greek Life 
Column, and a Commuter Student 
Comer. We are also going to start 
Speak Out again, so more students 
can express their views about what 
is going on. 

As always, if you have any ideas 
about what you would like to see 
in The Rotunda , just write to us at 
Box 2901. Hope your semester is 
off to a good start, don't stess out 
too much, enjoy life atLongwood, 

See you later, 
Deitra Nance 

NOTICE : Due to a printing error, 
you may have received a faulty 
edition of The Rotunda on Octo- 
ber 1. We apologize. 



would like to recognize 

The 1998 Orientation 

Leaders & The Summer 

Conference Staff 

PRINCEPS, a secret society dedi- 
cated to recognizing leadership, 
wishes everyone the best of luck 
during the 1998-1999 school year. 
Throughout the year, we will be rec- 
ognizing those who exemplify the 
qualities of a leader. Remember the 
quote, "To Lead is To Serve," and 
try to apply it in the classroom and 
in other aspects of the Longwood 

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Your Letters 

Are We In College or 

Dear Editor: 

I am 18 years old, a legal adult. 
Many of us here are close to that 
or older. We came to this school 
with the expectation that we 
would be responsible and act like 
mature adults. However, I feel 
the question must be asked: are 
we in college or kindergarten? 
Recent events in the Tabb dorms 
have angered many people. Yes, 
we are only lowly freshmen, but 
that does not mean we have to act 
like children. I personally am 
very tired of these childish pranks 
some insist on pulling, as I am 
sure many others are. Toothpaste 
on doorknobs, shaving cream, 
water balloons thrown at doors, 
throwing food? I did those things 
years ago. 

It is about time we start acting 
like the adults we were precon- 
ceived to be. We are not in high 
school anymore; this is a whole 
other level we are at. I know only 
few are doing these things, how- 
ever they make everyone look 
bad. So please, from now on, if 
anyone has an issue to deal with, 
do it maturely and in a reason- 
able manner. No more trashing 
hallways, water balloons thrown 
at doors, food fights, or whatever 
else seems "cute" at the time. For 
everyone's sake, I say with the 
utmost sincerity, to those of you 
doing these things, grow up. Kin- 
dergarten or college? 

Jenna Archer 
Music Major 

Write Us 

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ters to the editor. Send them to: 

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Speak Out: Are You Living In a 
Rat-Infested Sauna? 


Babble of the Sexes 

Kevin Rock 

Ann Miller 


Duane Coats 

Staff Writer 

If you live on campus, you 
know the dorms are nothing com- 
pared to the penthouse. With the 
money that we're paying to stay 
on campus, each room should be 
a penthouse. 

I live on the ninth floor of 
Curry, which I think-has the worst 
problem: mice! I wonder what 
types of problems Longwood stu- 
dents have with their dorms. 

"I like it in here. I haven't had 
any problems. I dealt with not 
having air." Jenn Gambaccini, 
Junior, Cox 

"Our trash chute stays broken." 
Tamakia Copeland, Junior, Curry 

some repairs." Natasha Walker, 
Junior, Frazier 

"It's fine, but we need air-condi- 
tioning." Monique Jenkins, 
Freshman, Wheeler 

"It's nice 'cause it has big rooms, 
but it's about 200 degrees in 
there." Cara Rolander, Fresh- 
man, French 

"They need air, all of them." 
Katrina Thomas, Senior, Cox 

"Personally, I like it a lot. I like 
the environment. It's not as quiet 
as people think." Cory 
Stephenson, Sophomore, Arc 

"Our power went out nine times 
one night." Courtney Kappel, 
Sophomore, South Cunningham 

"The dorms are, for the most part, "It's hot as s* *t in here." Marcus 
nice, but in some ways it needs Terry, Junior, Cunningham 


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Staff Writer 

A topic that can be very un- 
nerving between the sexes is, 
"Which sex lives an easier life 
at Longwood?" Is it the males, 
or is it the females? Well, there 
is no doubt about it! It's the men 
by far! Not that I need to explain 
myself, but for the ladies' sake I 
will. First of all, we look better. 
If you really have to think about 
it, then I'll prove it to you. If the 
women really looked better then 
why do they have to worry about 
putting on make-up? They have 
to use these colorful powders to 
spruce up their looks. If they 
naturally looked better then they 
would not need that stuff. They 
also spend too much time into 
putting together little outfits. 
That is just another way they try 
to disguise their natural appear- 

Also, why is it that men only 
put on cologne every once in a 
while, while women sometimes 
apply it two to three times a day? 
Is it because they naturally stink 
and have to constantly worry 
about what they smell like? I 
would not want to worry about 
that. Men just have less to worry 
about which makes our lives 
easier. That ratio of males to fe- 
males, who cares? It just makes 
it easier on our part to find a date 
every Friday night! 

Another thing, what is with the 
big upset men in the classroom? 
We all know that the women get 
that special attention from the 
professors. Don't you know 
why? It is because they are infe- 
rior to us and do not understand 
that complicated stuff that comes 
to us. That is why the men hold 
the power seats in this country. 
No one wants to make that fool- 
ish mistake of giving a woman a 
lot of power. The only way to 
put it is that men truly live an 
easier life here! 

Staff Writer 

A discussion among students 
that can get some feathers ruffled 
between the opposite sex is, do 
males or females have it easier 
on campus? Before I give you 
some examples let me just say 
that I do believe that females 
have it easier. Why do I think 
this? Well, for one thing the fe- 
males dominate the males when 
it comes down to the ratio be- 
tween guys and gals. So, ladies 
express that woman power! 

Sometimes guys even think that 
women are nothing but a pretty 
face, and, well, we are. It's true; 
we are cute and we can sure sweet 
talk anyone. That's why when it 
comes to arguing oar way out of 
a situation, we come out on top! 
Unlike guys, who just stutter 
some meaningless words or 
shrug blankly at professors, girls 
can also use the aggressive ap- 
proach, and when we do, you 
men better watch out. 

In the classroom, I definitely 
think that the professors are more 
lenient with the girls than with 
the guys. Of course, professors 
are a little more willing to listen 
to women because we have our 
powerful brains and with this as- 
set, teachers listen, plus we are 
just so darn cute. Most of the 
time guys are in their "strong and 
silent mood," so they don't speak 
up, which sometimes gets them 
into trouble. 

Another example of why 
Women have it easier is that if a 
girl is assigned to a seat and a guy 
is in her seat, all she has to do is 
flash her irresistible smile and 
immediately the guy will move 
to another seat. It all comes down 
to women being mentally stron- 
ger and using their powerful 
feminine ways; it is kind of like 
having everyone under hypnosis. 
Women do indeed have it better 
on this college campus! 

OCTOBER 2, 1998 

"Listen to the Silence," Not a Laughing Matter 

Meg Wooldridge 

Staff Writer 

Rape is something that happens 
everyday on college campuses 
across the nation. In order to pre- 
vent it from happening at Long- 
wood, the play "Listen to the Si- 
lence" is performed annually for 
freshmen during the first few 
days of school, during S.A.I.L. 
week. This year, however, the 
play was interrupted by loud 
noises and comments from some 
freshmen. As "with any serious 
topic, some people are not going 
to take it seriously, but this year, 
students' reactions seemed to be 
less mature. 

"I think it was a good play. It 
was very informative," said 

Kristina Walker, freshman, "but it 
was childish when they [students] 
started hooting and hollering. It 
could happen to them and they 
probably wouldn't know what to 
do or say, because obviously they 
weren't paying attention." 

According to Valerie Jordan, 
Director of the New Student Cen- 
ter, the reaction of the freshman 
students was more noticeable 
than in past years. 

"I think there are different re- 
actions to situations like this one. 
There are those who had been in 
that situation and those who had 
not. Some people showed their 
reactions by giggling, acting ner- 
vous or being very upset. Over- 
all, mere were individual com- 

National Banned Book Week 

Nathan Hanger 

Staff Writer 

Once again, it is time to honor 
those books that other people 
have decided you are not allowed 
to read. 

National Banned Book Week is 
from Saturday, September 26 
through Saturday, October 3. The 
goal is to educate 
people about cen- 
sorship and en- 
courage them to 
think for them-, 

To encourage 
Longwood stu- 
dents to consider 
free speech is- 
sues, Lydia Will- 
iams, the Long- 
wood Library Ar- 
chives and 

Records Manager, and Dr. Chrys 
Kahn-Egan, Assistant Professor 
of the Journalism Program, cre- 
ated a "Banned Book Display" in 
the library. The display, open 
from now until October 16, fea- 
tures censored books that stu- 
dents are likely to have read. 

The display is located in the 
first two cases in the library and 

includes classic and children's 
books, articles, lists of banned 
books, and a copy of Bill of 

Dr. Kahn-Egan will also pro- 
vide a list of "100 Books You 
Won't Believe Were Banned" 
that students probably have read 
and may be surprised to discover 
were censored. 
For example, 
"Charlie and the 
Chocolate Fac- 
tory" was 
banned for its 
"poor philoso- 
phy of life"; 
"Oliver Twist" 
banned due to its 
messages; and 
the "Diary of 
Anne Frank" 
banned because 
"It's a real downer." 

The "100 Books" list comes 
from a collection of nearly 1 ,000 
titles that have been banned 
world-wide. Students can e-mail 
ckahn® long wood and request a 
copy of the list. 

Read a banned book and cel- 
ebrate your freedom. 

ments that were inappropriate. 
But to make the assumption that 
the entire freshman class made 
comments is way too large of a 

"Some people are uncomfort- 
able with situations and they have 
to laugh it off," said Trevor 
Alsbrooks, freshman. 

"I hope people think it's just 
freshmen being freshmen. I know 
some people want an apology for 
the actions, but I personally don't 
have a problem with it," said 
Robbie Winston, senior. Winston 
portrayed a rapist in the play. "A 
lot of people cover their feelings 
and laugh, some people want to 
laugh it off the first time, but the 
second time the actual rape came 
on, no one was laughing. When 
students see it a second time 
that's when they stop laughing." 

The purpose of the play is to 
distinguish sex from rape, what 
is consensual and what is not. In 
the play many characters were 
portrayed, including one woman 
who was raped by several guys, 
a male raped by another male, a 
rapist who didn't know he was 
raping a girl, two females raped 
by their boyfriends, a drunk male 
raped by a female, and more ex- 
amples were illustrated through- 
out the play. 

"You know when they [fresh- 
man] come to school, guys have 
hormones, girls have hormones, 
and I mink sometimes they don't 
realize what sex is," said Win- 
ston. "This play is to make them 
think, to really hit the facts hard 

and make them think, 'I don't 
know what sex is.'" 

According to statistics, most 
freshmen are sexually assaulted 
within the first few weeks of 
school, so having this play shown 
to freshmen may be very benefi- 

"It is extremely important that 
we address this issue. It is a po- 
tential incident waiting to hap- 
pen, the awareness might not be 
there," added Jordan. 

After the play was shown, 
freshmen and their orientation 
groups talked with their orienta- 
tion leaders in a discussion called 
"Education 101," which talked 
about and went over questions 
and comments about the play. Ac- 
cording to Jordan, the orientation 
leaders did a good job of leading 
discussions, allowing the leaders 
to address individual reactions. 
During the first survey for 
freshman, mere was a question 
about how valuable the discus- 
sions were in the Education 101 
class. Ed Smith, the director of 
assessment, found that 70% of 
the freshman class thought the* 
discussion to be very informa- 
tive, 24% said somewhat and 6% 
said very little or none. 

"I think it's healthy for people 
to analyze the situation and go 
with their instincts, because they 
are not wrong. And to be care- 
ful, because you never know 
what's going to happen. Step 
back and look at the situation," 
said Winston. 

Listen to the silence. 

BUSineSS Continued from p.l 

the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Afterwards, a reception was 
held on Lancaster Mall. The last 
event of the grand opening was 
an opportunity for guests to take 
a tour of Hiner. The tour in- 
cluded several mock classes dem- 
onstrating the technology of the 
traditional structure. 

Dean Farmer best summed 
up this wonderful event when he 
described Hiner and the School 
of Business and Economics as, 
"a home where tradition meets 
technology and a home that is 
AACSB accredited." 

A Big Problem With No Room To Spare Ne W Twist tO Same ' 01 

Jennifer Barnes & Jaime Livingston 
Staff Writers 

Take a drive though Longwood 
and you're not likely to find an 
empty parking space. 

Beginning in late August, stu- 
dents, faculty and staff have been 
plagued by the lack of parking 
due to the limited amount of 
parking spots. 

According to Laura Rice, Di- 
rector of Campus Police, the 
parking dilemma was created 
when construction for the new 
dining hall began. 

The number of decals sold for 
the 1998 academic year are as 
follows; 21 freshmen, 351 sopho- 
more, 750 junior/senior, 525 fac- 
ulty/staff and 18 food service. 
The total comes to 2080 parking 
decals sold. 

The primary grief of the park- - 
ing problem is being ticketed. 
Due to the overflow of decals, 
students are forced to park some- 
where other than their designated 
lots. For instance, the sophomore 
class is beyonu occupancy for 
parking. Therefore, sophmores 
park in junior/senior lots, juniors 

and seniors park in commuter and 
faculty lots, then commuters and 
faculty can't find spaces and ev- 
eryone gets ticketed. 

Campus Police writes two to 
three hundred dollars in tickets 
per week. Seventy-five percent 
of the tickets are given to stu- 
dents, but even faculty and staff 
receive the occasion ticket. 

The only leniency this semes- 
ter is directed towards sopho- 
mores because their cars greatly 
outnumber the spaces available. 
As for the juniors and seniors, 
only 750 parking stickers were 
sold for the 746 spaces allotted 
to them. 

Although improvements such 
as paving the lots and the post- 
ing of new signs were made over 
the summer, this still does not 
solve the parking dilemma for 
this year. 

As for what the future holds, 
plans are to obtain land and cre- 
ate lots. The down side is that 
these lots will be even further 
away and less convenient. More 
than likely, the lots will require a 
trip to campus by bus. 

Orientation Week 

Kristen Ingram 

Thumbs Down On Iler Run 

Melanie Barker 

Staff Writer 

Fraternity Rush blew in and out 
on rumors and speculations. With 
construction underway on DerFfeW, 
many students-Greek and Non- 
Greek-worried about the future of 
the Ber Run tradition. As Septem- 
ber 7, the slated date for the new 
Wheeler Run drew closer, worries 
were validated. 

lbs buzz on me warm September 
air was that fraternities were boy- 
cotting the reformation ctfFraternity 
Rush. The new location and anewry 
adopted "no tackling" rule seemed 
to be unappealing changes. 

However, these changes were not 
the reasons that kept new associates 
from running to their fraternity. 
According to Damien Duchamp, 

Head of Greek Affairs, IPC voted to 
caned Wheeler Run because of the 
low number of rushees. With past 
semesters* numbers totaling 50, this 
semester's 12 was discouraging. 
Duchamp hopes that numbers will 
increase with Spring Rush when sec- 
ond semester freshmen and transfers 
are allowed to rush. 

By cancelling Wheeler Run, the fra- 
ternities hope the main focus will be 
ot improving run for the future. Al- 
though the plans for the run in the 
spring are still in the making, the fra- 
ternities intend to put a stop to the 
tackling that has characterized fler 
Run in the past 

Duchamp said that IPC intends to 
improve run by irnptemenung posi- 
tive alternatives and focusing on the 
success of sorority rush as a model. 

Layout Manager 

Freshman orientation week 
kicked off on August 21, 1998, 
only this year it was "new and 

For the first time, new students 
were grouped together by simi- 
lar majors and put into the same 
orientation/seminar groups. Each 
person was 
then placed 
in a linked 
course to suit 
his or her se- 
lected major. 
The orienta- 
tion groups 
intense On 

sexual as- 
sault awareness, and the tradi- 
tional Honor Ceremony. 

Also new for this year was the 
mandate on Dell laptops. Each 
freshman student was required to 
purchase a laptop, or have an- 
other unit approved by the 
school. All halls were equipped 
with Internet hook-ups, so every- 
one is connected from his or her 
room. This was a major techno- 
logical step for Longwood. 

Consequently, the technologi- 
cal advancement has brought 
about yet another change in the 
seminar classes. Freshmen are re- 
quired to complete homework as- 
signments on the Internet in or- 
der to pass seminar class. 

In addition to the on-line home- 
work are the computer sessions 
required to be taken by all first 
year students. These sessions will 


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be taught by a new organization, 
Resident Technology Advisors 

Computer classes give students 
a very basic run-down of the new 
Longwood systems and how to 
"get connected." Another feature 
for all students is that the Long- 
wood library is on-line. The sta- 
tus of books may be checked, ar- 
ticles may be 
printed, and 
other exten- 
sive func- 
tions may be 
from the 
comfort of 
one's room. 

Along with 
the new 
changes was 
the occa- 
sional "bump 
in the road." 
Some stu- 
dents feel that 
the extensive 
were unnecessary and too long. 
'1 feel like the test was not rep- 
resentative of the amount of 
hours put into the class," .stated 
Meg Wooldrige. 

Another complaint by students 
was the disorganization and lack 
of communication between the 
parents, the school, and the Dell 
Corporation, in regards to the 

Freshman Heather Crower 
summed up her experience by 
saying, "The lack of communi- 
cation caused students to suffer 
because the professors were un- 
aware that the laptops had not 
been delivered, and were still as- 
signing Internet homework." 

Longwood incorporated many 
new things in the progream and 
most students felt that S.A.I.L. 
week was successful. 

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We Ate It « We Rate It 


In today's health con- 
science society, we strive to 
eat healthier; however, few 
fast food restaurants meet 
this standard. Subway has 
met this challenge by serv- 
ing healthy, low calorie, 
low fat sandwiches served 
quickly and cheaply, The 
Subway claim to fame is 
"seven subs with six grams 
of fat or less." Of course, 
this does not include cheese 
and condiments that we 
all love so much! 

My first trip to Subway 
was very much less than 
perfect. After being told 
rudely that they were out of 
chicken, meat balls, steak, 
and ham, I departed for 
elsewhere. I did however, 
take into consideration that 
it was an hour before clos- 
ing, as well as freshmen 
move-in day. With this in 
mind, I generously decided 
to give Subway a second 

My second trip was much 
more pleasant, considering 
I actually got food this time. 
The young man behind the 
counter was not overly 
friendly, but was efficient 
The sandwiches were sur- 
prisingly better than ex- 
pected and overall very 
good. The restaurant was as 
clean as can be expected for 
a fast food joint, yet I would 
recommend using the 
restrooms elsewhere. 

Overall the service was 
okay, the food was good, 
and the cleanliness satis- 
factory, proving that Sub- 
way fixes sandwiches "The 
WAY a Sandwich 
Should Be." Kinda. 

Review by Kristen 
Ingram, Layout Manager. 


All students get 
sick of eating in the dining 

hall and eventually end up 
eating fast food before the 
end of the first couple of 

The local McDonalds, 
which can be seen through 
the windows of Curry and 
Frazer, is a popular choice. 
Plus, it is open all day and 
closes at 11:00 p.m., so 
when students sleep 
through breakfast, have a 
class during lunch, or din- 
ner just didn't fill them up, 
McDonalds is a close op- 
The building is very clean 
and neat, which makes a 
customer have a better atti- 
tude as soon as they walk 
in the door. When 
up to 

along and I eventually was 
one order away from the 
register. There were four 
guys in front of me who de- 
cided to flirt with the cash- 
ier. She just stood there 
talking to them about other 
people instead of taking 
their order. I began to wish 
that I had gone somewhere 
else. Finally after receiv- 
ing a few comments from 
the line, she began to take 
their orders. 

Ten minutes laterj got up 
to the line. I expected rude 
service, but she was very 
nice and she had my food 
ready fairly 

der, an employee is smiling 
and ready to take an order. 
Once the order has been 
placed, the service is very 
quick. The food is still hot 
when it gets to the hands of 
the customer. Another 
positive factor is that the 
food at McDonalds is not 
too greasy and it is well 

Overall, the trip to 
McDonalds is a positive 
one, and the customer 
leaves satisfied. 

Review by Renee 
Taylor, Staff Writer. 


I really need to have a talk 
with Dave Thomas. I went 
to the Farmville Wendy's to 
get a late bite to eat. Usu- 
ally I don't have to wait 
long to get my order, but it 
was rather crowded that 
night. The line moved 

All of this washed away 
most of my impatience. Fi- 
nally, I sat down and had a 
great pita. I really like 
Wendy's food; it is one of 
the very few places that I 
will go to with a long line. 
Review by Melissa 
GUI, Staff Writer. 


When the LC Dining Ser- 
vice just isn't enough, I find 
it necessary to make a trip 
off campus to a nearby res- 
taurant This week's res- 
taurant of choke. . . Ken- 
tucky Fried Chicken. Upon 
walking in to KFC, I imme- 
diately noticed the cleanli- 
ness and lack of any funky 
smells emanating from the 
kitchen area. As I ap- 
proached the counter , I was 
greeted by a rather cheer- 
ful young man (a little too 

cheerful for an after school 
job) who promptly took my 
order, smiling all the time 
as I fumbled over the menu. 
Finally, I ordered a chicken 
breast and leg combo, 
crispy style, which arrived 
too quickly for my curios- 
ity. I wondered, "How 
fresh can this possibly be if 
it got here so quickly?" 
Actually, it was steaming 
hot and had just been 
cooked. I returned to LWC 
with a full stomach and in 
good spirits, dreaming of 
my next visit to KFC. 

Review by Monique 
Minnix, Staff Writer. 


Domino's Pizza has been 
given a bad reputation. If 
one asks about ordering 
from there, one gets a vari- 
ety of stories. "I waited an 
hour and a half, and then it 
was cold," is just one ex- 
ample. I decided to try it 
out for myself. I ordered a 
pizza on Thursday night at 
10:55. My pizza arrived at 
11:15. The delivery person 
was nice, and didn't seem 
to mind the not- so- great 
tip I left him. 

I took the pizza back to 
my friends* room and we 
shared. Though the pizza 
wasn't cold, it wasn't hot 
either. Like most other 
pizza places, our Domino's 
pizza was extremely 
greasy, even after I tried to 
mop up some of the grease 
with a napkin. I also found 
that the pizza sauce was 
very sweet It was not the 
most enjoyable pizza I have 
ever had, but it worked. 

Domino's is a reasonably 
priced place and I would 
recommend you eat there 
on occasion. 

Review by Mindie Witt, 
Staff Writer. 


Fast food o 

Big Mac 

Big Baconl 
580 cal. 
30 g. fat 

Consumer Repot 
Graphic by 

You want fri 


470 cal. 
23 g. fat 

Graphic byC 1 

We Hate It 


I or fat food? 

id's 530 cal. 
: 28 g. fat 

730 cal. 
46 g. fat 

Reports, December 1997 
ic by C. Kahn-Egan 

fries with that? 

•onaldls 450 cat 
arge 22 g. fat 

470 cal. 
25 g. fat 

Veggin' Out: 

A Quest for Meatless Fast Food 

■ortt. December 1997 


Nichol Pagano 
Staff Writen 

In a culture where so 
many individuals have cho- 
sen to alter their diets and 
exclude meat from their 
daily regimens, is society 
adhering to mis prevalent 
change in American diet? 
Studies show that many 
Americans have become 
vegetarians. What alterna- 
tives do fast food franchises 
offer the college vegetarian 
on the move? 

After questioning five 
major fast food chains in 
the Farmvilie area, I found 
that the dietary options vary 
greatly with each franchise. 
According to the available 
menu items and their cost I 
ranked each operation in 
veggie terms. 

Wendy's by far offers the 
most extensive and eco- 
nomical options. From 
their menu, vegetarians 
may choose baked potatoes 
either with sour cream and 

chives (99 cent value 
menu) or a broccoli and 
cheese potato ($2.09). Cus- 
tomers may also select a 
small side salad off the 
value menu or elect a de- 
luxe garden salad for $ 1 .99. 
In addition, Wendy's offers 
two special vegetarian pita 
wraps: the Greek Pita 
which consists of a relish 
mix (tomato, red onion, & 
cucumber) and feta cheese 
drizzled with a vinaigrette; 
and a Veggie Wrap with rel- 
ish, salsa, broccoli, slaw, 
and a ranch dressing. Each 
item can be purchased for 
$1.99. Dave, not a bad 
price for such a healthy and 
enticing alternative! 

Taco Bell also keeps the 
vegetarian in mind with 
their philosophy, "Any 
meat can be substituted 
with beans for no additional 
price." This promise makes 
virtually every menu item 
accessible to vegetarians. 
Taco Bell also boasts of 

their veggie fajita, veggie 
burrito, and bean tostada, 
each costing you $2.50. 
Although they offer the 
best alternatives, will one 
fajita be enough to fill a 
hungry vegetarian up? 

Have you ever heard of 
the Colonel boast about his 
fried vegetable value 
bucket? KFC's vegetarian 
choices are all found on the 
side order menu and range 
between eighty-nine and 
ninety-nine cents. They 
consist of mash potatoes 
with gravy (but you might 
not want the gravy because 
it is made with chicken 
stock), corn on the cob, 
macaroni and cheese, po- 
tato salad, cole slaw, and 
potato wedges. Put three of 
these selections with a but- 
termilk biscuit for a hearty 
veggie platter. But vegetar- 
ians beware of the baked 
beans and green beans be- 
cause they both have bacon 
in them! 

Burger King is definitely 
not **the king" of vegetar- 
ians. They claim to offer a 
vegetarian Whopper, but 
that merely means they of- 
fer the same sandwich 
without the meat for the 
same price. There is no 
veggie patty, only a bun 
with the usual accompani- 
ments: cheese, lettuce, to- 
mato, pickles, onions, 
mayo, and ketchup. All this 
for $1.59 or a Whopper 
Junior for $1.39 (I guess 
you get less pickles)! To 
pair with your Vegetable 
Whopper they offer a 
ninety-nine cent side salad. 
Vegetarians, apparently 
do not dine under the 
golden arches, because 
McDonalds offers no side 
or salad options. They can 
do any of their sandwiches 
without the meat for the 
same price. Management 
said, "We can do lettuce, 
tomato, tartar sauce, what- 
ever they'd like." 

Meet "Music 


Guest Writer 

Back in the 1980s and early 
1990s, Winston-Salem, NC was 
home to a thriving canimunity of 
bands. Almost anybody between 
the ages of 14 and 3$ ivas either 
in a band, dating somebody in a 
band, or friends with somebody 
in a band. Those of us who were 
in the scene, especially after the 
Seattle explosion in 1991, de- 
cided that Winston would be- 
come the next mecca for alterna- 
tive and college music. Well... 

We were wrong. And in the af- 
termath of our failed effort, most 
of the bands dried up and blew 
away (or got married, or went to 
college, or something). One of 
the few bands to make it through 
is the duo Life in General, who 
had a show right here at Long- 
wood on September 30 in Lancer 

In fact, over the last few years, 
Life in General has become 
maybe the most successful band 

Music Review 
Artists of the Year," Life in General 

ever to come out of Winston. 
They were voted the "Contempo- 
rary Music Artists of the Year" 
by the National Association of 
Campus Activities for 1996, 
1997, and 1998. They were also 
Campus Activities Today 
Magazine's "Top Club Act" for 
1 997. In the last couple of years, 
LIG's tour schedule has taken 
them to Maine, California, Colo- 
rado, Washington (the state), and 
just about everywhere in be- 
tween. In the midst of their hec- 
tic tour schedule, the band has 
managed to release four CDs, the 
most of recent of which, "No 
Time to be Lonely," is a double- 
live extravaganza that showcases 
some of LIG's best work. 

As good as LIG is on CD, their 
live shows are what makes them 
so successful. The music is a 
mixture of pop, rock, folk, coun- 
try, bluegrass and blues (try to 
imagine male Indigo Girls mixed 
with Toad the Wet Sprocket 
mixed with Doc Watson mixed 

with Matchbox 20). Between the 
two members, Jerry and Jason, 
they play acoustic guitars, elec- 
tric guitars, a harmonica, a man- 
dolin, bongos, and regular drums 
(Jason plays the drums standing 
up, which is a sight to behold). 
They are likely to hand out all 
kinds of percussion instruments 
to the crowd — tambourines, 
rainsticks, cowbells... Let's just 

say these guys know how to put 
on a show. And, oh yeah, they 
can sing too. 

So, for all of you who complain 
that there's never anything fun to 
do in Farmville, much less on a 

Wednesday night, you missed 
your chance. 

Good music, great show, no 
cost. What more could you ask 

Anti-Tanic: Get Over It, The Novelty Sank With The Boat 

Loren Hatcher ages of the infamous Titanic ship 

are on tee-shirts, hats, bookbags, 

Staff Writer 

Several weeks ago, after return- dorm room walls. Lankford Stu- 
ing from a two-hour library binge, dent Union didn't help the situa- 
I heard some very disturbing tion by showing the film three 
noises coming from almost all of weeks into the semester. RA's all 
the rooms on my hall. Sounds of over cam- 
crunching metal, splitting wood pus are 
and ear-piercing screams of ter- turning 
ror were everywhere. I stopped a TITANIC 
tearful girl coming toward me and viewings 
asked her what was going on. She into hall 
shook her head, wiped her eyes programs, 
and said, "TITANIC was released some of 
on video today," and then after which stu- 
blowing her nose, "Wanna come dents are 
watch it?" required to attend. Cosmetic 

I couldn't believe it To this day, products, phone companies and 

I can't believe it Everywhere I breakfast cereals are offering free 

go, there are images of Kate copies of the movie with the pur- 

Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and chase of some TTTANIC-esque 

that sleazy boyfriend whose name bonus package. So, if you're 400 

no one seems to remember, hn- miles out at sea and it's so cold 

you almost gouge your eyes out 
with your Ebony Mist mascara 
and then your mascara runs be- 
cause you're crying (thanks so 
much sleazy boyfriend ...what IS 

do you 
get a free 


Fans of 
the movie 
use the 
Awards as 
some sort of rebuttal to the criti- 
cism the movie has received. The 
Oscars simply proved to the rest 
of America that the Academy is 
just as obsessed with tragedy as 
the movie-going public. Yes, the 
acting was impeccable and the 

special effects were extremely 
lifelike, however what happened 
in James Cameron's "master- 
piece" is still a far cry to what 
people on the Titanic experi- 
enced. Families were not only 
split apart, they were annihilated. 
Countless children became or- 
phans and thousands of married 
couples became widows and wid- 
owers in the same amount of time 
it took Cameron's TITANIC to 

My concern does not involve 
any marketing scheme or free 
video offer. It is the new-found 
obsession with an almost cen- 
tury-old tragedy that bothers me 
the most. The situation that is 
upon us is much more serious 
than a rain or hailstorm. It's about 
the size of an iceberg off the coast 
of Ireland. 


Music Reviews 

Don McLean Gives "Award- 
Worthy Performance" 

Longwood Alumni Pat McGee 
Busts out the Cool T\mes 

Staeey Shelton 

Staff Writer 

Don McLean, one of the 
country's most recognized folk 
singers, visited Jarman Audito- 
rium on September 8 and regaled 
the audeince with a performance 
worthy of any awards show. 

Some of the songs brillantly 
performed by Don McLean in- 
cluded "And I Love You," 
"Vincent," and "Castles in the 
Air." Of course no Don McLean 
performance would be complete 
without his big hit "American 

True to folk singer tradition, 
McLean relied on the power of 
the people to sing "This Little 
Light of Mine" with him. Al- 
though the audience responded a 
little bit less than boisterously, 
McLean still praised the audience 
for their efforts. 

McLean himself established 
positive rapport with the audi- 
ence by telling anecdotes about 
his young children and his life as 
a folk singer. His onstage ban- 
ter, complete with Qinton jokes 
and reminisces of old pals Jim 
Croce and Roy Orbison, was both 
witty and interesting. 

McLean is a quite respected 
musician who has received 

Courtney Kappel 

Don McLean performed hh 

famous "AmericanPie "a\ 


| Longwood on September 8 

twenty-five gold albums and 10 
platinum albums for his work. 
He was a guest at Garth Brooks' 
concert in Central Park last year 
(Brooks, by the way, cites 
McLean as one of his influences). 
Furthermore, McLean will be the 
subject of a VH1 "Behind the 
Music" special in the upcoming 

If we ever get VH1 here in 
Farmville, we can all be sure to 
tune in to learn more about the 
life of this great entertainer who 
gave an outstanding performance 
right here at Longwood. 

Assistant Editor 
r Unless you were hiding in your 
room with a thirty pack, or you 
are oblivious to campus spon- 
sored events; you most likely 
noticed the acoustic sounds com- 
ing from Wheeler Mall during the 

Who was 
the mastery 
of music that 
was busting 
out some cool 
tunes? Who 
else but 
very own Pat 
McGee and 
his band. 

As students gathered on Pine 
Street for the Involvement Fair 
and picnic dinner, the band 
opened with "Girl from Athens." 
Other favorites played by the 
band included; "Haven't Seen For 
AWhile" and "Rebecca." 

Unfortunately, Pat McGee 
Band was not able to play their 
second set because of an incom- 
ing rainstorm. Many students 
were disappointed that the storm 
clouds escorted the band out of 
town so early, but they shouldn't 
worry because the former Long- 

"It 's good to get 
back [to Long- 
wood] because it 
is really chilled 
out/ 9 said 

wood student plans to return with 
his band soon. 

In fact, McGee has bigger and 
better plans for the spring. He is 
hoping to have a show in Jarman 
Auditorium. He wants the event 
to be more like a concert and tar- 
geted towards the students that 
really want to 
have a good 
time at the 

In a recent 
named New 
York, Chicago 
and Boston as 
some of his 
places to play, 
but he said he still enjoys play- 
ing in Farmville. 

"It's good to get back [to Long- 
wood] because it is really chilled 
out," said McGee. 

Pat McGee has recently 
re-released the original version of 
"From the Wood" that includes 
bonus tracks. In December, the 
band will be coming out with a 
new album. 

If you would like to find out 
more about the Pat McGee Band, 
check out their web site at 


'Smash or Trash 


jo buv this Blbun 


Citizen Leaders Workshop 
Brings Out Longwood's Best 

describing what leadership is 
Deitra Nance _ about Participants £ so had to 

Editor-in-Chief deyise ft ^^^ creed about 

The Citizen Leader Workshop what leadership meant to them 
was held on Sunday, September and what aspects they believe in. 
6 in Lankford Student Union. One very popular group 

Students from over 50 
different campus 
organizations were 
invited to attend the 
afternoon conference 
to enrich ^ the 
involvement efforts 
and leadership skills of 
their organizations. 

Dr. Susan Komjves 
from the University of 

on New 


for New 


activity dealt with 
students expressing 
their views about 
campus issues such 
the reduction of 
binge and illegal 
drinking, population 
control, faculty and 
student relations, 
and student 

involvement in 

Maryland, College Park, was the decision making. 

guest speaker for the conference. Concluding the program, 

The conference began with students were asked to make 

Komives speech entitled, personal action plans regarding 

"Reflections on New Leadership goals for themselves, as well as 

for New Times." This speech their student organizations. The 

discussed the changes occuring in program was followed by a 

leadership from having one dinner in the ballroom, 
person in power to empowering The Citizen Leader 

an entire community of leaders. Conference was planned by 

One of Longwood goals is to Phyllis Mable, Vice-President of 

build a community of leaders to Student Affairs and was 

benefit the common good. sponsored by the Student 

Students also participated in Government Association and 

small group activities, such as an S.E.A.L. (Student Educators for 

activity with post-it notes Active Leadership). 

invocation Makes Graduation 
!ecm Like A Reality For Seniors 

^itra Nance 

tor-'m-Ch stuffed animals, signs, and 

Longwood's annual pictures, to beer bottles and air 

Convocation ceremony was held fresheners. 

Thursday, September 10 at 1 p.m. "I've always looked forward to 


in Jarman 
marked the 
of fie ial 
for the Class 
of 1999. 
is a tradition 
unique to 
Each year, 
seniors look 

forward to this ceremony as the remarks from President Patricia 
start of their senior year. The Cormier and guest speaker Dr. 
most popular event of David Smith, Dean of the School 
Convocation is the capping of Education and Human 

ceremony. Before Convocation, Services. Chris Wegner, 

seniors choose an underclassman President of the Class of 1999 

or a fellow senior to be their also addressed the senior class 

"capper." The capper's duty is with a speech about making each 

to decorate the senior's moment of this year count, 

motarboard with an elaborate "I really enjoyed Convocation 

tassle that reflects the senior's and I thought it was a great way 

memories of college life. Some to begin the year," remarked 

tassles include everything from senior Tina Stiffler. 

being capped as 
a senior and that 
part of the 
lived up to my 
expectations, but 
as a whole, it 
seemed a little 
stated senior 
Cali Adams 

This year's 

Good Prescription? Take a Six Hour OCTAA Class and Call Me in The Morning 

George Lanum 

Staff Writer 

For the first time, Longwood 
College mandated that all incom- 
ing freshmen complete On Cam- 
pus Talking about Alcohol, an in- 
tensive two day six hour course 
warning of the possible dangers 
of alcohol. 

O.C.T.A.A. is a nationally pre- 
scribed course designed to help 
students understand therisk levels 
of alcohol. The course looks into 
background and family history as 
one method of determining risk. 
Another way of determining 
risk is by quantity frequency 
choices, which is simply how 
much one drinks and how often. 

For example, one or two drinks 
are not going to cause an alco- 
hol problem; where as, getting 
involved with parties every night 
of the week is going to both in- 
crease the frequency and the 
quantity, therefore leading to a 

One of the main goals of the 
program is to phase out common 
misconceptions about alcohol. 
Alcoholism isn't a thing that 
happens only to weak people; 
anyone can develop a problem 
with alcohol. 

Keli Fisher, O.C.T.A.A. in- 
structor, remarked "that anyone 
can develop alcoholism. It isn't 
a matter of the way you were 

brought up, or how wealthy you 
are, or how poor you are; it is a 
matter of how much you drink 
and how often you choose to 

The message of is not that 
people shouldn't drink, but that 
if one should choose to drink, to 
do it responsibly. If you're un- 
der the age of 21, drinking is il- 
legal in the state of Virginia. 

"You can tell people that they 
can't drink until age 21 , but they 
are still going to do," commented 

The course is offered every 
month and is also a disciplinary 
sanction prescribed for alcohol 
violations. The course is taught 

by 20 certified faculty and staff 

In addition, the course is 
one recommendation of the Task 
Force on Drinking by College 
Students. The goal of the Task 
Force is not only to prevent ille- 
gal drinking but also strives to 
change "campus culture that for 
decades has accepted binge 
drinking as a normal rite of pas- 
sage." The Task Force developed 
a four point strategy dubbed 
F.R.E.E., which includes devel- 
oping a Foundational plan, Re- 
building campus culture, Educat- 
ing students of the health risks, 
and Enforcing Virginia's alcohol 

Freshmen Plumets Longwood's Men's 
Soccer Team With Skills 

Rcnee Taylor 

Staff Writer Longwood, he chose Longwood 

One of the notable freshman because he liked the school when 

members of the Longwood he came to visit and decided he 

Men's soccer team is 6*1, would play soccer for the school 

midfielder/forward Andy Plum as well, 
from Nokesville, VA. "One difficult aspect of 

Plum has 
been play- 
ing soccer 
since he 
was five 
years old. 
When he 
school, he 
played Var- 
sity all four 
years. His 

the beginning 
he new sea- 
on is that 
here are 
welve fresh- 
n] trying to 
et used to 
ew players," 
aid Plum, 
ho has 
ored four 
oals this sea- 
son, two in 
he game 
against the 

event from his high school ca- University of DC and one each 

reer at Brentsville came during in the games against Barton and 

his sophomore year, when his St. Andrew's, 

team won the state champion- Although the team started their 

ship game, in which he scored season with a 0-2 record when 

three of the team's seven goals, they lost to Liberty and Barton, 

Two other current Longwood they players are "really getting 

players, Scott Hapson and better from the first two games 

Corey McConville, were on that said Plum, and currently have a 

championship team. record of 2-2. 

When it came time to choose The next opponent for the 
a college, Plum had a tough de- men's soccer team is Queens, 
cision. Although he had been which is going to be "our tough- 
accepted at Radford, St. est competetion, they are really 
Andrew's, Robert Morris and good," said Plum. 

Morris Receives VASFAA State 

Press Release 

Special to The Rotunds 

Rodney Morris, a senior from 
Rice, has recently received the 
1998-99 Sue Deaton Ross 
Scholarship from the Virginia 
Association of Student 
Financial Aid Administrators 

The endowed $1,000 state 
scholarship is given by the 

president of 
a student on 
his or her 
Lisa Turner, 
director of 
Aid, was 
president in 

in 1989 to 
honor a 

longtime member of the 
Hollins College staff and 
former VASFAA president, the 
Ross Scholarship fund was 
created by Virginia's lending 

sector to provide scholarships 
to needy Virginia residents 
attending Virginia schools. 
Morris, 23, a graduate of 
Prince Edward County High 
School, is majoring in business 
management. He has worked 
for four years at Southside 
Community Hospital in the 
material management 

department, and 
has wants to 
pursue a career 
in hospital 
management or 
On campus, he 
is a supervisor 
for campus 
recreation and 
several sports. 
Morris, who 
learned in late 
August of last 
year that he had 
been selected 
for the state scholarship, had 
been nominated by his then- 
supervisor in campus 
recreation, Mr. Craig Woods. 

Anyone interested in being featured in future Player Profiles, please 
get in touch with Becky Taylor, Assistant Sports Editor at 01170. 

Take A Step In The Right _ 
Direction: Alzheimer's Walk 

Thursday, October 1 Mortar Board will 
sponsor the Alzheimer's Walk 

Groups and individuals are both encour- 
aged to join in the one mile walk around 

Anyone interested in participating who 
has not registered should do so outside 
the dining hall before lunch today. 

The walk will start at 5pm in front of 
Lancaster and end at the fountain. Hard 
Left will be providing musical entertain- 
ment and ARAMARK will be providing 

I Declare Color War 

Do you need to relieve some stress? 
Would you like to act wild and crazy with 

your peers? 

Do you like to get messy? Come get 
psyched for Oktoberfest at the Color Wars 
on Friday, October 2 from 3:15 to 4:15 
on Wheeler Mall. 

Paint ball, relay races, and tug-of-war 
will be played between classes so remem- 
ber to wear your colors! 

Sophomores and Seniors should be 
ready to spread their colors: green and 
white. Freshmen and juniors (and all of 
you people on the five year plan) can 
show your spirit with red and white. 

Introducing The Members Of The Geist Chapter Of Mortar Board 

Mortar Board is an honorary leadership society that recognizes three outstanding qualities in students: leadership, scholarship and service. 
These qualities should be tempered with humility, integrity, and intellect Participation in the society challenges members to strive for the 
beliefs and ideals that will strengthen the individual member, the honor society, and the College corrrmunity as a whole. Each year, Mortar 
Board sponsors Oktoberfest 

Oktoberfest began at Longwood in 1930. The Circus was sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Gamma fraternity. Oktoberfest is known for its 
musical entertainment, clowns and parade. In 1966 Alpha Kappa Gamma became Geist and the Circus became known as Oktoberfest In 
1993, the name was changed again and the Geist Chapter of Mortar Board was formed. 

Cristina Manieri Nicole Setliff 

Jimmy Bell 

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Volume J^9f Number 2 

Tricking and Treating the Longwood Community Since 1920 

October 28, 1998 

Longwood Plans for 5000 Students by 2007 

George Lanum 

Features Editor 

Longwood College plans to in- 
crease enrollment from 3,340 stu- 
dents to 5,000 by the year 2007 
without building any new residence 
halls. Currently Longwood has ap- 
proximately 2500 beds in residence 
halls. Not including commuter stu- 
dents there are 159 students living 
in off-campus housing. For the 
1 999 fall semester, the college will 
release another 125 students from 
on-campus housing. The college 
expects to have 240 students liv- 
ing off campus. 

With the increase in the number 
of students living off campus, Ri- 
chard Hurley, Vice President of Ad- 
ministration and Finance, says "we 
feel comfortable bringing in 850 
freshman next year and keeping our 
retention rate the same." 

Two years ago the college was 
more liberal with its off-campus re- 
quirements because of overcrowd- 
ing in me residence halls, but in the 
last two years the regulations have 
been tightened to keep the beds full. 

There is currently an apartment 
complex being built near Prince 
Edward High School. The college 
is being very open about its plans 
to expand in hope that this open- 
ness will spark interest in the free 
market. Several groups have ex- 
pressed interest in building student 
housing, including (a group) that 
wants to build 100 units for student 

One of the biggest questions is 
the effect of Longwood*s expan- 

sion on the Longwood community. 
"We don't feel that the Long- 
wood community will be impacted 
by that [the expansion]. We will al- 
ways have this core base of 2500 
students living on campus which 
represents 75-80% of the student 
body right now, which is me sec- 
ond highest in the state. Only VMI 
has a higher percentage of students 
living on campus. We think that 

The college is trying to be very 
sensitive about that [effects on the 
town of Farmville] recognizing that 
we have some students, though a 
minority, who have misbehaved 
living off-campus and have dis- 
rupted neighborhoods. I'm person- 
ally pleased about the apartment 
complex located by Prince Edward 
High School, that it's not in a neigh- 
borhood. If misbehavior occurs it 

our numbers are such that it would 
give us a greater critical mass for a 
better institution," commented 

Another concern involving ex- 
pansion of the college is the effect 
on me town of Farmville. The town 
sees Longwood's expansion as an 
expansion of the off-campus par- 
ties into surrounding neighbor- 

President Cormier, in an open fo- 
rum for staff and faculty, stated that 
"inappropriate behavior doesn't 
have anything to do with growth." 

is disrupting people in that complex 
and not beyond that. We engaged 
in the conversation with the town 
of Farmville because they ex- 
pressed concerns and they wit- 
nessed what happened Oktoberfest 
weekend with the mega parties off- 
campus. They are worried that as 
we grow there will be more of 
mem. We're going to form a task 
force and work together with the 
town to see if there are things we 
can do together to address the situ- 
ation," answered Hurley. 

m addition to the effect on the 

community, one major problem 
that faces expansion is the question 
over parking. Even though the col- 
lege adds parking space every year, 
the supply cannot match the de- 
mand. A parking advisory commit- 
tee is managing the problem, but 
the biggest problem is the question 
of land. Hurley said that the school 
is adding a few spaces at the cor- 
ner of Griffin Street. The college 
is pushing resident student parking 
further from campus while the 
closer spaces are reserved for com- 
muter students, who unlike resident 
students do not have a room to go 
to. Hurley said mat the college was 
engaged in conversations with 
property owner in hopes of build- 
ing more surface lots with close 
proximity to campus. "The push 
is to avoid building a parking lot, 
which according to figures based 
on Mary Washington's proposed 
parking deck plans, each space 
would cost 13,000 dollars. This 
would raise the cost of parking to 
100 dollars a year. This would only 
permit parking, not guarantee a 

With expansion comes growth of 
the school. Many colleges in Vk- 
ginia have become universities. 
Mary Washington College recently 
became Mary Washington Univer- 
sity. Of the state public colleges, 
the College of William and Mary, 
Clinch Valley College (which are 
currently engaged in talks of a 
name change), and Longwood Col- 
lege are the only three in the stale. 

Sec GROWTH p 14 

Is LongwoodReally 

Deitra Nance 

Longwood College is considered 

as one of the safest campuses in Vir- 
ginia, but sexual assaults still oc- 
cur on campus. There are programs 
geared toward sexual assualt aware- 
ness on campus, but the number of 
students participating in these pro- 
grams have dropped significantly. 
Take Back the Night is an pro- 
gram sponsored by S.A.F.E. (Stu- 
dents Advocating a Fearless Envi- 
ronment). This is a nationwide pro- 
gram that began at Longwood in 
1994 after a group of students de- 
cided that more work needed to be 
done about sexual assault on cam- 
pus. S.A.F.E. was also formed as an 
organization that would continue 
the effort of helping to educate stu- 
dents about sexual assault preven- 
tion. The purpose of S.A.F.E. has 
grown to include informing stu- 


dents about hate and race crimes 
and other serious violence prob- 
lems occuring on campus. 

Over the last two years, partici- 
pation in many organizations has 
declined. This is puzzling to many 
people because sexual assault 
crimes are occuring just as fre- 
quently as in the past, yet mere is 
less participation. During this 
year's Listen to the Silence play, 
some freshmen yelled and laughed 
during the performance when one 
of the actors is raped after a party. 
Does this mean that students mink 
of rape as a joke now? This ques- 
tion has yet to be answered. 

Take Back the Night is scheduled 
for Wednesday, October 28 at 8 
p.m. in Lankford Ballroom. For 
more information about this pro- 
gram or S.A.F.E., please contact 
Lisa Chcyne in the Wellness Cen- 
ter at 395-2509. 

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Michael P.H. Young 

Amber C. Giles 

Jamie Turner 

Melanie Barker 

George Lanum 

Kristen A. Ingram 

Meg Wooldridge 

Michael P.H. Young 

Becky Taylor 

Cindy Nichols 

Allison Denison 

Dr. Chrys Kahn-Egan 

Jennifer Barnes, Duane Coats, Melissa Gill, Emcri Gefle, LorenHatcherS 
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Your Letters 

My Name is Dyke 

To the Editor: 

Nice to meet you, my name is 
Dyke. Sure, it sounds like a strange 
name but I know others that share 
that name too. I'm not really sure 
how I got mis name. At one time, I 
was called something else. I didn't 
even know my name had changed 
until people would call out to me 
as I walked by or said it under their 
breath after I passed. I must be 
pretty funny because some form of 
laughter always accompanies my 

Apparently, my new name was 
given to me because I have short 
hair. I think this is because I re- 
member having a real name before 
I got my hair cut. Then I thought, 
maybe it's the way I dress, though 
I thought everyone wore clothes 
and shoes.Then I thought I had it- 
make-up. They changed my name 
because I don't wear make-up. 

I wish I could figure out the ex- 
act reason why they changed my 
name, but since they don't seem to 
want to talk to me in friendly face 
to face conversation, I probably 
won't ever know. So I came to a 
conclusion. There's really no good 
reason for me to have this new 
name. However, it always seems to 
tighten the bond between those 
who call me a dyke. I can tell by 
the highfives, the interesting ges- 
tures, and the look of amusement 
in their eyes. 

I just don't understand. It seems 
that there's not much difference be- 
tween me and the people that get 
to keep their names. My true 
friends still know my real name. It 
feels good to hear my actual name 
and know that some people realize 
I haven't changed. I guess what I'm 
saying is that you'll have to excuse 
me for not answering to my new 
name. Regardless of why some felt 
that it needed to be changed, the 
people I care about know who I 
really am. 

Any Major 
Any Year 

Paint In the Butt 

George Lanum 

Features Editor 

I'm not sure how much time you 
spend in the Cunninghams, for me 
it is a lot — it is my home away from 
home. I for once care how my home 
looks. Fm not sure how many of 
you have noticed the new paint 
peeling from the walls. This is the 
face-lift that my home received 
over the summer. Now not only is 
the old discolored paint visible but 
the sheeting of the new latex pain 
adds an unsightly appearance to my 
hall, reminiscent of a run down 
apartment located in some ghetto 
in a major metropolitan area. 
Frankly, I'm quite upset — barring 
the use of more offensive lan- 
guage — by the whole matter. The 
fact that I personally paid money 
to have these walls painted and now 
they look as they do is an insult; a 
slap in the face. Not only was the 
cheapest possible paint used, but 
the job was done sloppily. Paint 

was spilled across the, floors and 
not cleaned up. Windows were 
painted shut Electrical outlets were 
painted over. The quality of the 
work is appalling. Hopefully, the 
problems are being addressed and 
the mistakes of the past will be cor- 
rected without further waste of our 

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is published biweekly during the 
academic year (except holidays 
and exam periods) and is printed 
in the offices of the FarmvilU 
Herald, Farmville, VA. All 
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'The Activist" is your outlet for battling social injustice and things that 
suck. This is your chance to do something about societal evu\ instead of 
just whinning about them So speak up and act up. Because if you're not 
mod, you're not paying attention. E-mail activism ideas to ckahn. 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Ttansgendered 
Tolerance Through Unity (Alliance) 

Farmville? "Yes, it could happen. I 
would love to say no, but the poten- 
tial is always there," said Christine 
Carr, vice president of Unity Alli- 
ance. When students were made 
aware of toe horrifying crimes being 
committed on campuses across the 
country, many expressed fear and 
aggravation. Junior Jeromy French 
stated, "I don't want to see it happen. 
There will always be hate crimes. 
People fight about stupid things and 
for stupid reasons." 

When commenting on the prob- 
ability of hate crimes coming to 
Longwood, Steve Stratfon, President 
of the Student Go vemmnet Associa- 
tion stated, "I dont want to see it hap- 
pening on campus. Thanks to all the 
work Unity Alliance has done, Long- 
wood students are tolerant. I don't 
know about the town of Farmville, 
they don't seem as tolerant, but on 
campus, I would never anticipate it" 

Some members of Longwood's 
faculty took steps to abolish hate 
crimes. One-forth of faculty partici- 
pated in the Faculty Hate-Free Zone 
Project, which promotes awareness 
and tolerance of gay, lesbian, bi- 
sexual, and transgendered people on 
campus, The project, entails display- 
ing a Hate Free Zone outside the of- 
fice of faculty and staff inorder to 
show support for the gay, lesbian, 
bisexual, and transgendered commu- 
nity. Although participat- 

Business Manager 

Unity Alliance is an on-campus stu- 
dent group concerned with gay, les- 
bian, bisexual, and transgendered is- 
sues. Some of the members cel- 
ebrated National Coming Out Day 
on October 11, 1998. However, be- 
cause National Coming Out Day fell 
during Fall Break, Unity Alliance, as 
a group, was unable to celebrate un- 
til October 22nd. The program was 
held in the C room of the Student 
Union. Some of the issues discussed 
were "coming out," aid and support 
for others coming out, and hate 

Trie beating and killing of a homo- 
sexual male at the University ofWyo- 
ming hindered the opportunity for 
freedom mat National Coming Out 
Day is supposed to give individuals. 
On a day when homosexuals are sup- 
posed to feel accepted and free, many 
felt fear and societal uproar. In addi- 
tion to Matt Shepard's murder, there 
were several other anti-homosexual 
incidents around the nation. Two gay 
support groups received derogatory 
e-mail staring 1 hope it [murder of 
homosexuals] happens more often," 
a homecoming float at the Univer- 
sity of Colorado mocked homosexu- 
als, and a church group held an anti- 
homosexual picket at Shepard's fu- 

Could anti-homosexual incidences 
like this happen at Longwood or in 

1. To the completion of Hiner because every academic hallway 
needs television sets running CNN financial news and stock 
quotes all day. Rush, trade those Wal-Mart stocks! 

2. To LCVA Center and the Art Department for putting on the Art 
For Lunch series. Everyone needs a juicy apple and a little Rosa 

3. To Dining Services for all the outside picnics. They even 
included vegetarian burgers! 

4. To The Rotunda for publishing the first paper with no working 
computer software, no scanner, little returning staff, and a new 
editor and advisor. 

5. To Barnes & Nobel for coming to Longwood. Hopefully, they 
will bring good java and great reads! 

6. To the Theater Department for putting on the humorous and 
sexually explict The Country Wife 


1. To the an ti -environmental for not having paper recycling bins 
around campus. » 

2. To the Housing Office for providing newly arrived freshmen 
with hotel accommodations at the beginning of the year. 

3. To administration for canceling the traditional Oktoberfest 
Biergarten and offering an OFF-campus alternative at Charleys. 

4. To the new Dining Hall for continual crashing, smashing, and 
"cat calls" from construction workers. 

5. To Lancer Cafe for killing police regulated alcohol consump- 
tion by students of age. Maybe if THREE legal id's had to be 
presented they would have kept senior night! 

And a Prop or Drop, depending on how you look at it . . . 



Send yoyi Props and Drops to npagano@longwood,l 


OCTOBER 28, 1998 

Babbling of the Unaware, Stereotypi- 
cal, Totally Confused Sexes 

Kristen Ingram assuming that they represent the 

Layout Manager shallow, unrealistic percent of the 
In regards to the Babble of the female population. My response to 
Sexes column that was published you is, FIND A REAL WOMAN, 
in the last issue of The Rotunda, I Now, for Ms. Miller: the column 
would Uke to give my most heart- that you wrote is a disgrace to ALL 
felt opinion. I will try to keep mis females. I resent being generalized 
as brief as possible, but I would like with the percent of women that fall 
for it to be known that I could go into the "just a pretty face" cat- 
on and on about the lack of aware- egory. I do not try to "sweet talk" 
ness that both Kevin Rock and Ann anyone. If you have to do this then 
Miller have for the opposite sex. I really do feel sorry for you, espe- 

My first emotions after reading daily if you use this as a petty form 

this column were of utter disbelief of communication towards males, 

and amazement at how ignorant My response to you is, next time 

each of the columns were. Then I speak for yourself, 

took into account that the column Each of the columnists also at- 

was entitled "Babble of the Sexes," tempted to hit on how professors 

which is very fitting considering are more lenient towards females, 

that that is exactly what each col- I do not know who your professors 

umnist was doing, BABBLING ! are, but I know that I earn each and 

The issue being discussed was who every grade that I get and I do it 

has it easier on campus, males or with my brain, not my irrestisible 

females. In my opinion the issue smile. 

was ignored and the columnists I sincerely hope that the columns 

took this opportunity to take out written are not reflective of either 

their aggressions on the opposite Ms Miller or Mr. Rock. As far as I 

sex. am concerned, I do not care who 

First to Mr. Rock; I do not know has it easier on this campus. I think 

what type of females thai you have it is a rather trivial argument, but 

been dating or are currently dat- had either of the columnists a co- 

ing, but as to the perfume sprayed, herent view, I would not have felt 

make-up laden, clothes freaks that inclined to write this poignant eom- 

vou described in vour column. I am mentarv. 

TOLERENCE lives and how to act out on his /her 

Continued p. 3 feelings, 

ingin this project does not mean that Steve Stratton, President of Student 

any of the faculty is gay, lesbian, bi- Government Association said, "I 

sexual, or transgendered, Having the don't see it happening on campus, 

sign does mean that he or she is in- thanks to all work Unity Alliance has 

formed about resources, respects con- done. Longwood students are toler- 

fidentiality, is supportive of concerns, ant I dont know for the town of 

and is willing to make referrals as Farmville, they dont seem as toler- 

needed. Head Lacrosse coach, Janet ant, but on campus. "Yes, it is a 

Grubbs said, "I feel it is very impor- possibiliy in the community,' unfor- 

tant to all Sexual Minority youth to tunately, said Melissa Lumbard. 

see that they are supported by those Unity is a private and confidential 

'in charge.' The more people know support group for gays, lesbians, bi- 

aboutanyowwrKDis'aifTerent'theless sexual s, transgendered and those 

they wiU fear, hate, and physically people who are questioning. Unity 

harmthem." is available for ail faculty, staff, and 

Paul Moriarty, Philosophy profes- students of Longwood College and 

sor, said he participated because, "It Hampden Sydney College. 

is of fundamental importance to all To contact Unity Alliance, call 

of us that we be able to make impor- 39S-2S52 or e-mail them at 

tarn decisions about how to Uve our Unityall 9 . 

rf Babble of the Sexes Q 

vj Michael Young & Rebecca Taylor -|- 

Spcrts <£ Advertising Editors 


Rebeccas I think long distance 
relationships work because you 
take into consideration the little 
things. Each person realizes and 
goes out of their way to send a 
card, or write an e-mail, or 
something like mat. They do 
work, and I'm living proof. 
Michael: Well, here is soma of 
my reasoning for thinking long 
distance does not work. You take 
two people from Smalltown High 
School who have been together 
for x amount of years. They have 
probably never been exposed to 
what college life has to offer and 
they have probably been with 
each other for the majority of 
their high school lives. They are 
not used to anything or anyone 
else. Throw them into a college 
life-situation, co-ed dorms, 
parties, etc. It doesn't take much 
in the name of temptation from 
someone of the opposite sex to 
shatter dreams, Now, if both are 

you admit it or not, you are going 
to find one of your friends of the 
opposite sex attractive and well, 
who knows after that? 
Rebecca; But if you have already 
found the "right one" men there 
is so need to look. I know I have 
round the right one, and I'm only 
18. We have a bond that is tighter 
than any other I have ever experi- 
enced before. My boyfriend and I 
have been living in a long dis- 
tance relationship for the first two 
years of his college life, and the 
beginning of mine. We always 
take the tune to say "I love you," 
or send a card, or surprise the 
other one with a little something 
every now and then. It does work, 
and if you know in your heart that 
the person you are in the long 
distance relationship with is the 
"right one" then you are set for 

life. You just have to have a little 
faith, and trust, and hope) 
Michael: How can you share a 

COMPLETELY in love and there new experience with someone 

is a ring on someone's finger, I 
can see how it works, but no ring 
no dice, the relationship fails, 
Rebecca: But if the two people 
are loyal and faithful to the other 
person then co-ed dorms and 
college life won't matter, Plus, if 
they really have been together all 
through highschool or whatever, 
then they are more adapt to 

who is NOT THERE? And don't 
even get me started on the absti- 
nence thing. If you and your 
boyfriend are happy with the 
distance and everything, I wish 
you the best However, I will 
stick with what I have now, 
someone who is within walking 
Rebecca: Ever heard of talking, 

each other and what they enjoy or the telephone, e-mail? You see 

dislike, and they have fallen in 
love so it would be more difficult 
just to go explore the field. 
Michael: Oh, unenlightened one, 
how wrong you are. I can under- 
stand the love thing, but how can 
someone be hi love until they 
know what else is out there, I am 
21 years-old JUST NOW discov- 

each other, but not at every 
moment. Maybe since yours have 
failed you need to evaluate the 
people you choose to be in a long 
distance relationship with. Maybe 
the "long distance" thing is just 
not for you, but for me and many 
others it works just fine. Love is 
knowing mat the other person 

ering what love truly is. You need wUl be with you no matter what 
life experience to know what love &e distance is. Even if there is 

can do for you and to you. You 
can not explore your feelings for 
someone if they are not mere. 
You explore your feelings for 
who is there. Whether 

distance a saying to live by is, if 
it was meant to be it will be. We 
shall leave it at that, no matter 
how far apart you are, it depends 
on how strong your hearts are! !! 

Rape Drugs Cause Concerns on 
College Campuses Nationwide 

Monique M innix 
Staff Writer 

lated it to make it as detectable as 
possible, according to USA Today 


Loren Hatcher 

i • 

y II hi 

takes on ARC and Stubbs 

on organizing RAinservices and di- 
"™ versity programs. She is also an 

Rape awareness and concern is Online. The drug now releases a 

rising on college campuses around bright blue dye when immersed in 

the United States due to "rape liquid and is slow-dissolving. It 

drugs" such as GHB and Rohypnol. will turn dark liquids murky and 

OHB (Gamma Hydroxy will cause particles to float to the 

Buterate) is a clear and odorless Uq- top of all drinks, 

uid that has no taste when mixed Longwood Campus Police report 

with a drink. Depending on the way that there have been no known 

it was produced, since it is rela- cases of the use of "rape drugs" at 

tively easy to make at home, it may LWC, but stress that caution still 

have a salty aftertaste. GHB can be exhibited. Jeff Ames, reporter 

cause a person to pass out within for Observer News in Cleveland, 

minutes, and in large doses it can says to protect yourself against 

be fatal. t4 rape drugs," always keep an eye 

Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) was on your drink when at parties. 

created as 
a treat- 
ment for 
sleep dis- 

but its 
main use 
now is as 
a "rape 
( also 

Sexual Assault Advocates 

will be available to assist 

you if you call the beeper at 


Never under 
any circum- 
stances ac- 
cept an 
drink from 
anyone but 

the bar- 
server, or 
you know 
well and 
trust. You 
are also ad- 

When asked how she became an advisor for Judicial Board, attends 
REC, Myerstown, PA native Kate Hall Council meetings, and re- 
Jenkins smiled and replied, "I fell cently served as a judge for the 
into it." The Residence Education Oktoberfest parade. 
Coordinator of ARC and Stubbs Jenkins said she's "having a good 
graduated from Frostburg State time [at Longwood,]" and "[Long- 
University with plans of becoming wood] serves as a good resource for 
a counselor. The position at Long- students." She likes the students, 
wood opened up and she took the and when asked about the overall 
opportunity. The position of REC student body Jenkins stated, "Era- 
is a far cry from a "slack job." dition is very inherent", referring 
Jenkins* responsibilities include to Greek life as well as the cam- 
taking care of resident's concerns, pus- wide school spirit displayed 
writing reports to various throughout campus. . 
chairmans and deans, and supervis- Nathan Rifenburg, first year RA, 
ing and meeting with Resident As- said the following, "We had a tran- 
sistants. "Fifty percent of my job sition period at the beginning, but 
is trouble-shooting and the other now we're getting into the swing 
fifty percent consists of adminis- of things. Kate's brought more and 
trative duties," said Jenkins, Along new ideas to Hall Council, mat 
with these tasks, Jenkins also works we've never had before." 
with Jon Wescott (REC of "Being an REC is not a nine to 
Cunningham) and Lonnie Calhoun five job," said Jenkins, "it requires 
(Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs) 24/7 attention." 


roachies, rope, roofies, and Mexi- vised to drink only from tamper- 
can Valium) when dissolved is col- proof bottles or from cans, and to 
orless, odorless, tasteless, and is ten insist that you open them yourself, 
times as potent as Valium. Never ask someone to watch your 

Bom OHB and Rohypnol are drink for you, they may be dis- 
used by slipping a dose into the in- tracted, or may not be as trustwor- 
tended victim's drink, alcoholic or thy as you would hope, 
otherwise. The person's inhibitions If you believe you have been 
disappear as time passes, and they drugged with a sedative such as 
may appear simply drunk. The GHB or Rohypnol, or if you feel 
morning after, the victim will prob- extremely drowsy, dazy, or expe- 
ably remember very little after he Hence any other sudden unex- 
or she took the drug. plained symptoms, get someone to 
According to a study conducted drive you to Southside Community 
by the Washington D.C. Rape Cri- Hospital immediately, your life 
sis Center, it was discovered mat .may depend on it. 
over half of reported rape victims If you believe you have been 
had some type ofdrug in their body, sexually assaulted you need to eon- 
Of the drugs, alcohol was the most tact campus police at x2091 or 
common by far, followed by man- x26 1 2. Also, a Sexual Assault Ad- 
juana, OHB and finally Rohypnol. vocate will be available to assist 

Hon%umn-LaRoche, manufac- you if you call the beeper at 3 15- 

turers of Rohypnol, have reformu- 9648. (Do not hesitate to call) 

Jennifer Allen 
Devon Amos 
Cim Bradley 
Sony a Brantley 
fennifer Bersch 
viarissa Clark 
3enii Grimsley 
Cristen Hughes 
kth Johnson 

Wellness Advocates is an 

organization promoting 

mental, physicakand spiritual 

wellness among all students 

onatLongwood. Lisa 
Cheyne at the Wellness Cen- 
ter serves as the advisoK For 
more information on howyou 
can help others, contact Usa 
at 2509. 

Elizabeth Miller 
Jenny Poznanski 
Erica Scott 
Amanda Swift 
Kimberly Urann 
Stephanie Walsh 
Kathryn Vfeimer 

Kristen Wilson 



For more information on how you can be- 
come involved, contact Lisa Cheyne, advisoi 
at 2509 or Amber Giles at 3342. 


Rush Into New Rules 

Jennifer Barnes 
Staff Writer 

girls didn't get to see all of their 
options because they weren't as- 

If you attended Walk this signed to go to all of the open 
semster, you probably took notice houses, just the ones they wanted 
of the many differences and to go to," said Senior Tina Holland 
changes. Ladies going through of Delta Zeta. 
Rush were amongst the first to ex- Saturday, September 1 9, was the 
perience the truly informal setting, day of the Walk when the rushees 
In the past several years, Rush has ran to their chosen sorority. Based 
taken place during a one week pro- on past behavior, tackling, and in- 
cess. Several Rho Chis, or juries, Walk was modified with 
deaffiliated advisors, were assigned more structure mis year. Risk man- 
to small groups of rushees and each agement was greatly taken into ac- 
small group attended different so- count in deciding how Walk was 
rority chapter room functions each to be organized. Each sorority was 
night. in their usual formation of a half 
For Fall Rush this year, a great circle, however as the new mem- 
emphasis was placed on Rush be- bers ran out none of the sisters were 

New Curry REC, Skip Begley 

ing absolutely informal. Damien 
Douchamp, Coordinator of Greek 
Affairs, stated mat "...informal was 
definitely the word... the goal is to 
move to one semester." The rea- 

able to run to them. The issue of 
tackling impacted the traditional 
fraternity run this semester, too. 

"Once again the administration 
has placed outrageous rules upon 

soning behind Rho Chis not assist- the fraternities, no more tackling at 

ing with rushees this semester was Run. As a result, IFC agreed to 

simply the informality. cancel Run.. .fraternity Rush will be 

Replacing Rho Chis were two changed forever, ending a decade 

"Rush Assistants" and the plus long tradition," said IFC Ex- 

Panhellenic Executive Staff. Over ecutive Treasurer, Ryan May. 
a two week period, sororities were Greek Affairs Coordinator, 

assigned different time periods for Damien Douchamp further stated 

open houses in which rushees were that the behavior, for example, 

able to have the choice of attend- tackling "...wasn't painting the best 

ing or not attending. picture for them" 

Many members of sororites dis- Rush is an essential part of Greek 
liked the modified Rush and felt Life. These new changes will take 
confused. It was quite possible for some adjustment, especially for the 
all of the ladies rushing to armed current members of the Greek so- 
one open house in a very cramped, ciety. Many factors have impacted 
hot non-air conditioned chaper Greek Life this semester and if not 
room. already, Longwood's Greek system 

"It wasn't really organized. The will be facing more changes in the 

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Staff Writer 

Skip Begley became the new 
R.E.C. of Curry Hall at Long- 
wood College in August 1998. 
In May of 1998, he completed his 
graduate degree from the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina. He 
worked for two years during his 
masters program at Newberry 
College as a 
HaH Director. 
Begley found 
his way to 
Longwood by 
the aid of the 
former Curry 
R.E.C., Ms. 
who encour- 
aged him to 
apply here. 

The fact that Longwood College 
was a small school caught 
Begley 's attention since he 
favored the idea of working in 
such an environment 

Skip Begley 's determination in 
acquiring this position was 
evident from the very beginning 

If it happens in 

Curry, then I am 

in charge of it!" - 

-Skip Begley 

willing to go the extra mile to 
make life in Curry better for all 

His hobbies include going out 
to play a round of golf and 
reading is a popular activity 
during his free time. Skip also 
likes to fish. He also likes to just 
hang out with his friends, a 
popular pasttime around Long- 

There is, 
however, one 
piece of infor- 
mation that he 
wants to set 
straight about 
the elevators. 
There has been 
talk about the 
elevators being 
fixed in the near 
future. This is not entirely false. 
There is now a contractor that has 
agreed to rebuild the elevators. 
The plans are being approved by 

the various agencies that need to 
review them The work will begin 
at the start of winter break. They 
will work on one elevator and 
continue the project into the 

and explained why he is here at 

Longwood today. His description spring semester until both have 

of the job is simply, "If it happens been rebuilt. This means that 

in Curry, then I am in charge of 
it!" He is also in charge of 
advising the wonderful Hall 
Council crew. They set up for 
family weekend, and had an 

throughout much of the spring 
semester there will only be one 
elevator in use. 

Don't forget, if you live in 
Curry and if you need anything, 

exciting booth in our Oktoberfest just remember that Skip is here 
celebration. for you! 

Skip is very excited and ener- 
getic about his new job! He is 

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month Will Longwood Be a Dry Campus? 

George Lanum 

Features Editor 
October is National Sexual Assault 

and Domestic Violence Awareness 
month. During this month, Students 
Advocating a Fearless Environment, 
S.AJF.E. is organizing several events 
to help educate against and hopefully 
prevent sexual assault and domestic 

The Clothesline Project and the an- 
nual Take Back the Night presenta- 
tion will both occur this month. The 
Clothesline Project, a program in 

Night has been an annual program 
for the past four years. 

In addition to the on-campus activi- 
ties, Betty Brunett, who is on staff at 
the library, is planning aforurri to take 
place on a later date. The purpose of 
this forum is to bring us issues in- 
volving domestic violence both on 
campus and in the community. 

Betty Brunett said that she became 
interested in this project "because my 
mother-in-law was killed by my fa- 
ther-in-law who then killed himself. 
I just finished a paper about the day 

ognize survivors of sexual assault, 
will be on display in the ballroom 
during Take Back the Night and at 
the local YMCA until Friday, Octo- 
ber 30. 

At 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 
28, the annual Take Back the Night 
presentation will occur and will in- 
clude songs, poetry, and stories from 
sexual assault survivors, speaker 
Rolland Hayes, and a candlelight 
vigil around campus. Take Back the 

supervisor's daughter had been killed 
under similar circumstances. That's 
when I decided to quit crying and try 
to do something to help." 
Students Advocating a Fearless En- 
vironment, S.AJ\E M began in 1994 
as an answer to some incidents of 
sexual assault on campus. It's purpose 
is to orchestrate programs and edu- 
cate about sexual assault S.A.F.E. 
meets Monday night in the Nottaway 
room in Lankford at 7:00 PM. 

News Notes: Canned Food Sculpture Contest 

On Saturday, October 3, 1998 the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity held its an- 
nual Canned Food Sculpture Contest at Longwood College. This year there 
were eight participating orginizations including Alpha Phi Onega. The other 
orginizations were the Peer Helpers, the Longwood Athletic Trainer's Asso- 
ciation, the Internaltional Studies Hall, the Wesley Foundation, the Kappa 
Delta Sorority, the Delta Zeta Sorority and the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. 

News Previews 

Oct 28 - Take Back the Night: 8 p.m. Lankford Ballroom; a program 
and rally which promotes sexual assault and domestic violence aware- 
ness. This program includes speakers, poetry, songs and stories of 
surviors. Sponsored by S.A.FJB. (Students Advocating a Fearless En- 
vironment). S.A.F.E. meetings are held every Monday at 7 p.m. in 
the Nottoway Room, Lankford. 

Oct 29 - Flu Shots: 11:30-1:30 p.m., Nottoway Room, Lankford; 
$5 fee for all students faculty, and staff. 

Oct. 30 - Lancer Productions film: Scream 2, 8 and 10:30 p.m., 
Lankford Ballroom. 

Oct 31 - Costume Party: featuring the band Groove Spot, 9 p.m. 
Lankford Ballroom. 

Nov. 2 - Advising and Registration for Spring 1999 begins (ends Nov. 

Nov. 5-7 - Musical: Big River. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 
8 p.m.; Nov 8, 2 p.m. Jarman Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for the 
general public, $5 for faculty and staff, and free for Longwood Col- 
lege students with an ID. , , 

Erin Quigley 
Staff Writer 

"When I'm 21, if I want to en- 
joy a beer, damn it I should be able 
to have a beer," states nineteen year 
old, Longwood sophomore Jessica 
Little. If you ask around campus, 
this attitude runs far and wide con- 
cerning the prevalent new rumor 
that someday Longwood might be 
a DRY CAMPUS. Could this even- 
tually be true? It certainly looks as 
though our institution is heading in 
this direction. However, perhaps 
students should be more concerned 
with the facts rather than their own 
opinions and beliefs concerning 
alcohol use. 

Longwood College, as well as all 
other Virginia Institutions, have 
been urged by the United States 
President and State Attorney Gen- 
eral, Mark L. Earley, to make some 
changes in illegal, underage, and 
binge drinking. A Virginia task 
force was formed this summer to 
compile a list of 65 recommenda- 
tions to cut back on alcohol related 
incidents. From this list each Vir- 
ginia institution must adopt and 
submit foundational plans of ac- 
tion, for approval during the 1998- 
99 school year. 

When questioned about the prob- 
ability of Longwood becoming a 
dry campus, Vice President of Stu- 
dent Affairs, Phyllis Mable, re- 
sponded, "there is no intent to make 
it a dry campus, our intent is to fol- 
low the law." 

In response to the laws, Long- 
wood College has, this semester, 
put into action several of the task 
force recommendations. Some of 
the recommended improvements 
include: the new six hour OCTAA, 
(On Campus Talking About Alco- 
hol), seminar for first year students, 
involvement of parents in disci- 
pline and education, installation of 
a SADD (Students Against Drunk 
Driving) chapter, and stronger on 
and off campus enforcement by 
Resident Assistants, campus and 
town police. 

Longwood's administration is 
serious about the enforcement of 

this proposition, however little has 
been done to inform students of 
these changes. 

Sophomore Darcie Thie believes 
that despite the efforts to prevent 
illegal underage drinking, nothing 
will ever change "because drink- 
ing is a part of the social aspect of 
college life." The question is who 
says drinking has to define college 
life? Can students still enjoy their 
free time without drinking? 
Longwood's SGA (Student Gov- 
ernment Association) thinks so. As 
stated in the foundational plans to 
curb illegal drinking and its results, 
SGA will take out $1250 a semes- 
ter from the Student Activity Fund 
in order to make available "alco- 
hol tree activities on weekends." In 
addition, Hall Councils and student 
leaders will submit their ideas for 
programming. The intent of these 
activities is to promote student in- 
volvement in the action against il- 
legal and dangerous drinking. 

Phyllis Mable expressed 
Longwood's effort at involving stu- 
dent leaders in this new, state-wide 
plan saying, "we want to give stu- 
dents every opportunity to be edu- 
cated about alcohol." 

Mable, along with administration 
and student leaders, recently 
backed Alcohol Awareness Week, 
which sought to educate students 
on alcohol related topics. During 
the week of October 18-24, fliers 
with interesting facts about alcohol 
use and abuse among college stu- 
dents were placed on tables in 
Blackwell Dining Hall. Along with 
other programs, such as OCTAA 
and SADD, the changes in alcohol 
awareness are starting to surface. 
With any big change, comes 
questioning and misunderstanding. 
Phyllis Mable, Vice President of 
Student Affairs, answers, "our aim 
is to reduce illegal and binge drink- 
ing, not to make Longwood a dry 
campus." In addition, many ques- 
tions may be answered at President 
Cormier's forum, which will be 
held on November 11th from 6- 
8:30, concerning campus wide 
changes for students. 

Midway, A Chance for Everyone to Get a Pie in the Face 

Loren Hatcher 

Staff Writer 

Midway was in full swing 
during Saturday 

afternoon's Oktoberfest 
festivities. Mortar Board 
had forty-six booths regis- 
tered, which costed 
twenty-five dollars each to 
rent for the day. 

Two pie-throwing booths 
won top honors for Best 
Booth. Tri-Sigma captured 
first place and the 
Longwood Society of Dra- 
matic Artists took second 
with their whipped cream- 
filled booths. Contestants 
for the booths included Dr. 
Perkins from the Sociology 
Department, Damien 
DuChamp from Greek Af- 
fairs, as well as members 
from the individual organi- 

Curry Hall Council won 

third place for their tarot Sigma Alpha Iota ran a 

card and fortune-telling ex- grilled cheese booth that 

position. also proved to be popular. 

Phi Kappa Tau had one of "At the beginning of my 

the more interesting booths, shift, we ran out of bread 

and, it proved to be quite 
popular. Participants paid a 
fee and then tossed ping 
pong balls into plastic cups. 
Golden cups were Fish 
Cups, meaning a ball 
in one of these won the 
tosser a goldfish in a plas- 
tic baggie. 

and I ended up working 
twice as long as I was sup- 
posed to," said SAI sister 
Lizzie Legrow. Alpha 
Sigma Tau also ran a popu- 
lar barbeque ribs and 
chicken booth, and made 
approximiatley two hun- 
dred dollars. 

The Longwood Alumni 
booth was set up directly 
across from the Mainstage. 
Here, alumni could pur- 
chase commemerative 
Longwood items and regis- 
ter to win a sweatshirt. The 
Longwood Ambassadors 
ran the table and enjoyed 
talking with alumni about 
past Oktoberfests. 

"I talked to one family for 
almost twenty minutes, it 
made my shift go by a lot 
faster," said Ambassador 
Natalie Smith. 

With nearly fifty booths 
filled with food, games and 
fun, Midway was definitely 
a success. Mortar Board has 
uncountable reasons to be 
proud of this year's 

For those of you in your 
rooms drinking beer, you 
sure missed some good pie. 




Where Oh Where Did My Biergarten Go? 

Heidi Hales 

Staff Writer 

Do you remember count- 
ing the days down until 
your 21st birthday? I re- 
member throwing a party, 
flashing my I.D. to every- 
one, even when they didn't 
ask for it, buying alcohol 
and drinking my first legal 
drink. For the freshman 
who are unaware, there 
used to be a beer garden at 
Oktoberfest and Spring 
Weekend and Tuesday/ 
Thursday cafe nights. 

These were privileges to 
those who were of legal 
age. Every Oktoberfest 
and Spring Weekend the 
Lancer Cafe hosted a beer 
garden. Here, students and 
guests who were at least 2 1 
years old were allowed to 
partake in drinking alcohol. 

This fall marked the first 
time Longwood College 
did not host the beer gar- 
den. As far as students 
know, the beer garden has 
been discontinued forever. 
Why? Longwood is creat- 
ing programs that will 
make students aware of re- 
sponsible drinking such as 
OCTAA (On Campus Talk- 
ing About Alcohol) ancj 
GAMMA (Greeks Advo- 
cating Mature Management 
of Alcohol)? 

Well, I think it is safe to 
say that the entire student 
body knows and under- 
stands the law and campus 
regulations about the use of 
alcohol. We all had to at- 
tend and pass Freshman 
Seminar, where this topic 
was discussed, and every- 

one received a hand book 
when they arrived, which 
also gives Longwood's 
rules and regulations of al- 
cohol use. If someone 
wants to drink and they are 
not 21 that is their 
Derogative. They are most 
likely aware of the risks and 

The Lancer Cafe used to 
sponsor Tuesday/Thursday 
beer nights in the cafe un- 
til this semester. This was 
a time when those who 
were able to legally drink, 
did so in the cafe. What 
happened to these privi- 
leges? Longwood was pro- 
viding a responsible atmo- 
sphere where students 
could come together and 
have a good time. You 
don't always have to drink. 

Sometimes it was just nice 
to flash the I.D. or hang out 
with your friends. 

The beer garden and cafe 
nights were something that 
I looked forward to when I 
was a freshman. I am glad 
to say that I was able to take 
part in these functions, but 
only for one semester. 
They were taken away at 
the beginning of the next 
school year. However, I 
have plenty of friends who 
just turned 2 1 and are up- 
set that these functions no 
longer exist. 

I would like to give a big 
thank you to Longwood 
College for taking away 
these safe environments 
and taking away a good 
time. And they wonder 
why we party off campus. 

Over twenty 

Loren Hatcher * 

Staff Writer 

The beginning of 
Saturday's Oktoberfest 


activities began with a 
parade around campus, 
accompanied by lots of 
sunshine. There were 
twenty-four entries in the 
parade; including service 
organizations, Greek Life, 
and Residence Halls. 

There was a contest for 
the best-represented 
organization that partici- 
pated the parade. First 
place went to hearapeutic 
Recreation with their 
wilderness float. Delta 
Zeta took second place 
with their display of pink 
and green balloons and 
turtle mascot. Third place 
went to Tri-Sigma and 
their spirit-filled float. 

'T had no idea I was 
going to be in the wheel- 
chair," said Mariellen 
Mory, a TR major. "We 

ntnes in Oktoberfest Parade 

, kinda decided who went 
where the morning of the 
parade.,..! just knew I was 

going to fall off!" 

Big Siblings was a new 
entry in the parade. 

one-on-one attention. 
Both Big and Little 
siblings marched in the 
parade, bearing the 
organization's colorful 

Other highlights of 
the parade were the 
Longwood Equestrian 
Team and the Interna- 
tional Studies Hall 
entries. The Eques- 
trian team camp with 

two horses, complete 
with blue spray- 
painted hooves and 
personalities. ISH 
Hall residents rode in 
a brightly-decorated 
pick-up truck, represent- 
ing the only hall organi- 

Longwood students serve 
as mentors for Farmville 
area children in need of a 
positive role model or 

zation in the parade. 

Though there were no 
marching bands or fire 
trucks, the Oktoberfest 
Parade was still fun to 
watch, and to particiapte 
in. Students seemed to 
enjoy preparing for the 
parade and their hard 
work was noticed. Each 
organization was well- 
represnted; all exempli- 
fied friendship and 
Longwood spirit. This 
made the parade enjoy- 
able for participants as 
well as the viewers. 

What is one thing that you look forward to at 

Ann Miller Oktoberfest? 

Staff Writer 

"[It's a] weekend that everyone is here" Chris Marrow, senior 

"Togetherness at Longwood" Celina Patton, junior 

"Oktoberfest is something that LWC students can be proud of Ben Leigh, senior 

"The spirit and excitement of the campus" Angela Cupp, sophomore 

"Good to see organizations out having fun and raisingmoney" Jeremy Mclaughlin, 


"A weekend no one goes home and has a lot of fun along with good food" 
Melissa Kornblau, sophomore 

"Having a band on campus" Susan Brognink, senior 

"The music" Brian Almeida, sophomore 

"Snow cones" Meredith Thompson, sophomore 

"My birthday" Jennifer Geddes, sophmore 




Farrior Named To Four 
Preseason Division II All- 
America Basketball Teams 

Manchester Graduate Tapped By Division II 
Bulletin, The Sporting News, Blue Ribbon 

ollege Basketball Yearbook, And Street And 
Smith 's College Basketball 

From Longwxxi Sports Information 

"JT ongwood College men's basket- 
i ball standout Lee Farrior/Ches- 
JLVterfield, Va, -Manchester HS has 
been selected to four preseason NCAA 
Division II All-America teams by na- 
tional college basketball publications 
for the upcoming 1 998-99 season. The 

6*3" junior forward was picked as a 
Super 16 All- American from the East 
Region by the Division II Bulletin He 
was also selected as a 2nd-team AU- 
American by both The Sporting News 
and Blue Ribbon College Basketball 
Yearbook, while Street ft Smith's Col- 
lege Basketball named Farrior as an 
honorable mention All-American. 

Farrior burst upon the collegiate 
scene last season when he averaged 
20.2 ppg., while scoring a Longwood 
sophomore-record 566 points for the 
Lancers — the sc;and-best season all- 
time at the College. His 20.2 ppg. rank 
third-best all-time for a season, while 

his 117 free throws a year ago 
equal the best all-time. Additionally, 
Farrior scored in double-figures 
during 26-28 games last season, in- 
cluding 20 games with 20 or more 
points, and two games with 30 or more 
points. He added 6.0 rpg., 2.4 assists, 
and 1.8 steals as the Lancers finished 
13-15 overall, 9-9 intheCVAC— the 
first time since joining the conference 
in 1995 that LC has finished at 
.500 or above in the league. Farrior 
scored a season-and career-high 37 
points against NCAA Division II 
Tournament participant Queens (N.C.) 
last Jan. 14th in Lancer Hall during 
an 81-76 upset over the Royals. 

Longwood will open the 1998- 
99 campaign Nov. 13-14 with its par- 
ticipation in a tournament hosted by 
West Chester (PA). The Farrior-led 
Lancers will play Shrppensburg (PA,) 
to begin the season on the 13th. LC 
will have its first home game on Nov. 
17 as High Point (N.C.) visits for a 
7:30 p.m. tip-off in Lancer Hall. 

Name; Lee Farrior 
Class: Junior 
Height: 6 '3" 
Weight: 200 lbs. 

Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia 
High School: Manchester 
1997-1998 Statistics: 20.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 
steals per game 

Achievements; Scored 566 points in Sophomore season, second- 
best all time at Longwood. Averaged 20,2 points per game last 

ioson. His 11? free throws is the most ever in a season. Scored 
career-high 37 points in upset victory over Queens, Named 
Preseason All-American by Division II Bulletin, The Sporting 
News, Blue Ribbon College yearbook, and Street and Smith's 
College Basketball 

Freshman Golfers Take 
Player Of The Week Honors 

From Longwood Sports Information 


ongwood College freshmen golf 
ers Vicki Matkovich/Wheeling, 
n» va .WhAPlinc °»«-t MS and 

F W. Vo.-fl llCCllllJJ x tun *w 2"" 

Blair Shadday/ Madison, Ind.-Madison 
Consolidated HS have been selected as 
Longwood College/Domino's 'Players 
of the Week' for the period October 14- 
20. The Lancer honorees are chosen by 
the College's office of sports informa- 
tion each week. 

Matkovich led Longwood to a 
seventh-place finish at the prestigious 
Eastern College Athletic Conference 
(ECAC) Women's Golf Championships 
Oct 17-1 8. The first-year standout fired 
a 36-hole score of 80-81-161 at the 
Blue Fox Run Golf Course, a 5,800- 
yard, par- 72 layout located in Avon, 
Conn. Matkovich's effort earned her a 
tie for 16th individually among the 
field of 106 collegiate golfers and 
helped the Lancers to a 333-330-663 
team total. 

Through four tournaments this 
fall and 162-holes of golf, Matkovich 
is averaging 8 1 .00, second on the team, 
with a low-round of 77. The Lancers 
are averaging 329.11 as a team and will 
conclude the fall season Oct. 24-25 
at the James Madison Invitational, a 36- 
hole event to be played at the 
Staunton Country Club in Staunton, Va. 

Vicki is the daughter of Matthew 
and Rita Matkovich of Wheeling, 
W. VA. and is majoring in business ad- 
ministration at Longwood. The 1997 
West Virginia Women's Amateur 
Champion chose Longwood over Divi- 
sion I programs at Ohio State, Indiana, 
New Mexico, Furman, and Wake For- 

Shadday, first-year standout, fired 
bis collegiate-low 36-hole score of 73- 
81-154 at the Chris Cothran Intercol- 
legiate hosted by Radford Oct. 19-20 at 
the Draper Valley Golf Course, a 7,046- 
yard, par-72 layout located in 
Pulaski, VA. Shadday's effort earned 
him a tie for 38th individually 
among the field of 75 collegiate golfers 
and helped the Lancers to' a 
season-low 294-3 19-613 team total and 
1 lth-plaee among 1 5 teams. 

Through the four tournaments 
this fall and 1 44-hoIes of golf, Shadday 
averaged 79.00, second on the team, 
with a low-round of 73. The Lancers 
averaged 3 13.75 as 8 team following the 
conclusion of the fall season at 
the Radford event. 

Blair is the son of Kevin and 
Becky Shadday of Madison, Ind. and is 
majoring in business finance at 
Longwood. Shadday finished in a tie for 
11th at the 1998 Indiana High School 
Boy's Golf Championships after whi- 
ning the regional with a 67. 

1998-99 Lonewood ColUttVominc** 'Haven of the Weak* 

As selected by the Longwood College Sports Information Department 

September 1-8 


Women s Golf 

Andy Plum 

Mens Soccer 

September 9-15 

Kim Iman 


Jason Helling 

Men's. Soccer 

September 16-22 

Melodie Massey 

Women's Soccer 

Scott Benninghqff 

Mens Soccer 

September 23-29 

Heather Kins tier 


Jason Copeland 

Men s Golf 

September 30-October 5 Elizabeth Mann 


Jason Masi 

Men s Soccer 

October 7-13 

Erin Hirschi, 

Women s Soccer 

Sham Robertson 

Mens Golf 

October 14-20 

Vicki Matkovich 

Women s Golf 

Blair Shadday 

Men's Golf 




#5 Lancers Keep Postseason Hopes Alive With Big Road 
Victories At Philadelphia Textile and East Stroudsburg 

From Longwood Sports Information Lmurwnnd ^ Pfrif, jfrtffrf keqxr Kim ImanA^ink Beach, VA.- into the sudden-death extra period. 

Zow«v4 *™« — __ At Textile, LC got two goals each Frank W. Cox HS (three saves) and fresh- Sciortino soared two goals in the first half 

ongwooa wwi two important road from junior forward Elizabeth Mann/ man keeper Stephanie Potter/North as LC ted 3-2 at the break. Kinstkr scored 

matchesdurmg the past week, de Richmond, VA-Open HS and freshman Kingajowft, R.I.-North Kingstown HS the otherLancer goal in the opening half, 


Pniladek*ia Tex- 
tile 6-0 Oct. 24 
and then East 
Stroudsburg (PA.) 
4-3 in overtime 
Oct. 25. Coach 
Nancy Joel's 
squad is now 10- 

5 this season with 
one regular-sea- 
son match re- 
maining. The 
Lancers, ranked 
fifth in the NCAA 

Division H South Region Coaches Poll, defender Ann Harmon/Burke, VA.- 
areschedukd to play at Division I Davis Robinson Secondary HS, while sopho- 

6 Ettrins (W.VA.) Oct 29. The D&E con- more midfielder Heather Kinstler Mr- 
test will conclude the regular-season, but gmia Beach, VA.-Talhvood HS and fresh- 
the two wins fa Pennsylvania helped to man forward Maria Sciortino/Vtrgmia Longwood 4. E, Stroudsburg 3 (OT) 
keep ahvearrypcrt-seascnpossMmes for Beach, VA-Kempsville HS each added At Stroudsburg, LC scored the 
the College — most-likely within the one goal. Sophomore midfielder Kris game-winning goal from senior forward 
Eastern College Athletic Conference Denson/Fredericksburg, VA-Stafibrd HS and team captain Janelle Kern/ 

Longwood Field Hockey At-a-Glance 

tlO-5 (Ranked 5th in Division tt South Region) 

lost at Catawba (N.C.) 1-0 in overtime on Oct 1, defeated Lynchburg 1-9 on Oct 5, lost at #5 Eastern Mennonite 4-1, lost 2-1 
overtime at Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 13, defeated Southern Connecticut Slate 2-9 on Oct 17, lost 1-0 to Lock Haven (Pa.) on Oct 
defeated P hi l ad e l phia Textile 6-9 on Oct 24, defe^aed East Strouasburg (Pa.) 4-3 on overtime on Oct 25. 
October 29 - Longwood at Davis and EUUns (W.Va.) 
_£ Through 15 matches, Heather Kinstler (8 goals, 4 assists, 1.33 points per game) and Maria Sciortino (9g 2a, 1.54) lead 
the blue and white attack with 20 points each They are followed by Elizabeth Mam (8g 3a) with 19 points (1.27) and Janelle Kern (8g. 2a) 
with 18 points (1.20). Kim 1mm has played 963:34 infivntofthe cage, allowing 17 goals (124 goals against average) with 1 30 saves (8.67 
Mr game) for an .884 save % and five shutouts. 

(two saves) combined for the shutout in 
front of 

the cage— the team's fifth of the season. 

(ECAQ — ifatalL 

while senior sweeper Catherine Howard/ 
Virginia Beach, VA-Floyd E. Kdlarn HS 
and junior midfielder Melissa Miranda/ 
Virginia Beach, Va.-Kempsville HS each 
contributed assists. Iman made eight saves 
to preserve the bog road victory for LC. 
Longwood's 10 victories mark the 
third consecutive year mat the program 

contributed two assists, while junior Marysville, PA-Susquenita HS just 2:49 has reached the 10-win plateau. 

Longwood Men's Soccer Now 8-8 After Victories Over Lees-McRae 
And Anderson (S.C.); Take On Shippensburg, Limestone This Week 


ongwood won two CVAC HS earned his first collegiate goal, Lonrwood 2. Lees-McRae 1 Fredericksburg, VA.-Chancellor HS 

matches during the past week, and classmate midfielder Andy assisted on the first goal, while 

defeating Anderson (S.C.) 2- Plum/Nokesville, VA.-Brentsville At LM, LC got the game-ty- Wheeler made 16 saves to preserve 

Record : 

Oat home Oct. 21 
and then Lees- 
McRae (N.C.) 2-1 
on the road Oct. 
24. Coach Todd 
Dyer's squad is 
now 8-8 overall, 
6-4 in the CVAC. 
The Lancers 
were scheduled to 
play at Lincoln 
Memorial (Tenn.) 
Oct. 26 before re- 
turning home to 
finish the reguiar- 
season with 
matches against 
(PA.) Oct. 28 and CVAC opponent 
Limestone (S.C.) Oct. 31. 


Longwood Mem 's Soccer At-a-GUmce 

8-8 overall, 6-4 CVAC 

Results: defeated Coker 2-1 on Oct 5, lost 3-1 at Concord on Oct 7, defeated Ersktne 6-9 on Oct 19, lost 2-0 to Mount Olive on 
Oct. 13, lost 4-2 at Queens on Oct 18, defeated Anderson 2-9 on Oct 21, defeated Lees-McRae 2-1 on Oct 24, lost at Lincoln Memorial 3- 
I on Oct 26 

I October 28 - Longwood vs. Shippensburg at 1st Ave. Field, October 31 - Longwood vs. Limestone at 1st Ave. Field 
I Through 16 matches, Andy Pimm continues to lead the blue and white attack with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points 
(1.60 points per game). Phm was ranked ftfthtest week in CVAC scoring Brian ZoUlnhofer (6 goals, 1 assist) follows Plum with 13 points 
(0.87 ppg). Zach Wheeler has started five of nine matches played with 579:15 in front of the net, allowing 14 goals (2. 18 per game) with 64 
paves (7,11 per game) for an. 821 save Hand two shutouts. Senior keeper Scott Benninghoff (Colonial Heights, VA,-Colonial Heights HS) 
has started nine of 10 matches played with 705:40 in front of the net, allowing 17 goals (2.17) with 56 saves (5.60) far a .767 save Hand 
one shutout Benninghoffwas ranked sixth last week among CVAC goalkeeping leaders. Additionally, Berminghoffwas ranked in a tie for 
1 5th nationally as of Oct 11 in saves per game (6.50). 

HS added his 1 lth tally this season. 

Sophomore keeper Zach Wheeler/ 

Poquoson, VA.-Tabb HS made six 

saves for his second shutout of the 

season, while classmate midfielder 
goals in the first half as freshman Jason Helling/Woodbridge, VA.- 10:03 remaining to secure the up- 
midfielder Stew Gregory III/ Woodbridge-HS added an assist to set of the conference leaders. Fresh- 
Deer fie Id, N.H.- Man Chester West the win. man midfielder Jason Masi/ 

ltf*twt*4 h 4*4*rm f 

Against AC, LC scored both 

ing goal from Gregory III with the triumph. 
16:39 left, then junior forward and 
team captain Brian Zollinhofer/ 
Charlottesville, VA. -Charlottesville 
HS scored the game-winner with 

Following this week, 
Longwood will play a CVAC Tour- 
nament quarterfinal match Nov. 4 
— most-likely on the road — 
against an opponent to be deter- 




Longwood Golfers Finish Fall Season With Tough 
Luck in South Carolina and Radford Tournaments 

J" ongwood participated in three 
I tournaments during the put few 
jLJ weeks, finishing second among 
10 teems it the Bluefleld College In- 
vitational Sept. 28-29, placing 11th 
in the annual Presbyterian (S.C.) tour- 
nament and 1 1th in the Chrii Cothran 
Intercollegiate Tournament at 

The Lancers shot a 36-hole team 
score of 314-318-632 at the event 
played on the 6,841 -yard, par-72 
Qlade Springs Resort located near 
Beckley, W.VA.. Coach Kevin 
Fillman's squad ii now idle until the 
Oct. 12-13 Preabyterian (S.C:) Inter- 
collegiate in Clinton, S.C* 1 36-hole 
event to be played at 
the Mutgrove Mill Golf Course, 

In West Virginia, LC was led by 
junior Jason Copeland/Norfolk, VA.- 

Oranby HS-Dodga City (Kan.) CC 
who tied for second individually with 
hit 79-73-154. Alio playing for the 
Lanoart ware freshmen Myles Jones/ 
La Moye, England-Victoria College 
HS (77-80- 157, 7th-plaee) and Blair 
Shadday/Madlson, Ind.-Madiion 
Consolidated HS (78-81-139, T-9th- 
plsce), local Junior Toby Towler/ 
Dillwyn, VA.-Fuqua School (82-82- 
164), and senior Jack Tsai/Hampton, 
VA.-Hampton Roads Academy (80- 
85-165). Concord (W.VA.) won with 
its 304-323-627 total. 

"Evan though we didn't play 
well, we still had a chance to win the 
tournament," said Fillman. "It (the 
win) was there for us to take, but we 
didn't do the things we had to do. 
The fact that we posted the low score 
on Tuesday shows how difficult the 

golf course played," 

Longwood fired a 36-hole team 
score of 322-320-642 to plaee llth 
among IS teams at the annual Pres- 
byterian (S.C.) Intercollegiate Men's 
Golf Tournament Oct. 12-13. The 
powerful event, featuring seven of the 
top ten teams in NCAA Division II 
men's golf this year, was won by 
Francis Marion (S.C.) with a team 
score of 297-300-597 team score. 

In South Carolina, LC was led 
by junior Jason Copeland/Norfolk, 
VA.-Oranby HS-Dodge City (Kan.) 
CC with a 77-79-157 at the 6,933- 
yard, par-72 Musgrova Mill Golf 
Club. Freshman Shaun Robertson/ 
Suffolk, VA.-Nansemond River HS 
added an 80-77-157, followed by 
classmates Blair Shadday/Madiaon, 
Ind.-Madison Consolidated HS (79- 

hm Longwood Sporta Information 

Longwood Women 12-2-1 In Soccer 
Action; Crush Anderson and Lees-McRae 

The Longwood Women's Soc- 
cer team took two more CVAC 
games in recant action. Hie Lanc- 
ers defeated both Anderson and 
Lees-McRae by 5-1 scores. 

Against AC, LC scored four 
goals in the first half an route to 
the triumph. The Lancers got two 
goals each from sophomore for- 
ward Colleen Bradley/Virginia 
Beach, VA.-Tallwood HS and 
freshman forward Melodle Maaaay/ 
Virginia Beech, VA. -Floyd E. 
Kellam HS, while sophomore 

midfielder Amanda Stombaugh/ 
Starling, VA.-Park View HS added 
one goal. Bradley, senior captains 
defender Stephanie Tucker/ 
Woodbridge, VA.-Oar-Fleld HS and 
forward Kate Hrastar/Clifton, VA.- 
Paul VI HS, along with sophomore 
forward Erin Hirschl/Vlrginla 
Beach, VA.-Salem HS each contrib- 
uted aaiists. Sophomore keeper 
Amy Kannedy/Crotat, VA.- Western 
Albemarle HS made one save while 
playing the first 74 -minutes and al- 
lowing no goals as the hosts took a 
29-3 edge In shots. 

LiMWtti J, LUiMtRu I 

At LM, LC got two goals 
from Hlrschi, while junior sweeper 
Angela Snyder/Sterling, VA.-Park 
View HS, along with freahmen 
midfielders Irene Vlasidis/Rlch- 
mond, VA. -James River HS and 
Becky Taylor/ Jarrettsvllle, MD,- 
North Harford HS each added one 
goal. Maaaay contributed two as- 
sists, while Bradley had one assist. 
Kennedy made two saves to pre- 
serve the victory. 

Following this week, 
Longwood will play a CVAC Tour- 
nament quarterfinal match Nov, 3 
at home on First Avenue Field 
against an opponent to be deter- 

85-164) and Myles Jones/La Moye, 
England- Victoria College HS (89-79- 
168), along with local junior Toby 
Towler/Dillwyn, VA.-Fuqua School 

Longwood fired a season-low 
36-hole team score of 294-3 19-613 to 
finish llth among 15 teams at the 
Chris Cothran Intercollegiate tourna- 
ment hosted by Radford Oct. 19-20. 
NCAA Division I Elon (N.C.) of the 
Big South Conference won the event 
with its 276-293-569. Coach Kevin 
Fillman's squad has now completed 
its foil schedule and will not play 
again until the spring season opens 
beginning March 8-9, 1999 at a tour- 
nament hosted by Barton (N.C). 

At the Chris Cothran tourney, 

LC was led by junior Jason Copeland/ 

Norfolk, Vi.-Oranby HS-Dodga City 

(Kan.) CC with a 71-80-151 at the 

7,046-yard, par-72 Draper Valley Oolf 

Course in southwest Virginia. 

Copeland tied for 25th in the field of 

75 collegiate golfers. Senior Jack 

Tsai/Hampton, VA.-Hampton Roads 
nwauewy •uueu • # J t •- 1 ->■> iu wo im 

33rd, followed by freahmen Blair 
Shadday/Madlson, Ind.-Madison 
Consolidated HS (73-81-154, T 38th), 
Shaun Robertson/ Suffolk, VA.- 
Nansemond River HS (75-80-155, T- 
40th), and focal golfer David Hite/ 
Kenbridge, VA.-CentraJ of Lunenburg 
HS (79-91-170, 73rd). 

The Lancers began the tourna- 
ment with their low-round of the sea- 
son (294) and entered the final round 
In third place, earning an opportunity 
to play in the final group of the day 
with Elon and Radford. Unfortu- 
nately, the last 18 holes did not agree 
with the blue and white. After getting 
five scores in the 70's on the first day, 
LC carded just one score to the 70's 
on the second day, adding three to- 
tals In the 80% and one in the 90's. 

Through the four foil tourna- 
ments and 14 4- holes of golf, 
Copeland led the way for LC with his 
76,75 scoring average, Including a 
low-round of 71. Copeland was fol- 
lowed by Shadday (79.00, 73), Teal 
(79.50, 75, four rounds), Robertson 
(80,67, 75, six rounds), classmate 
Mylea Jones/La Moye, England- 
Victoria College HS (80.67, 76% six 
rounds), local junior Toby Towler/ 
Dillwyn, Va.-Fuqua School (82.00, 
76, six rounds), and Hite (85,00, 79, 
two rounds). The Lancers averaged 
3 1 3,75 as a team this mil, the beat av- 
erage since Coach Fillman's arrival a 
year ago. 

IN LWG secret N«WSpap«r OF tHe S^Wf 

Disclaimer: This section is purely satirical to accommodate those cynical Longwood students. While the "facts" of the stories are not literal, they 
may reveal a greater ,t truth," Get it? Got it? Good, -The Warden 

BARKER PLOTS EURO- zen leader working for the common W? ^ sur P €r% BEHIND maybe spending too many nights 

PEAN TAKE-OVER good," said Mable. SCHEDULE with Captain Morgan," stated one 

Guadalope Fitzgerald After a thorough search of her Ouadalope Fitzgerald Sophomore. "Wait, can I say that? 

Staff Inmate Buffalo Street apartment, invest!- Stafflnmate Is it ok to mention something about 

Administration confirmed ru- gators carried out boxes of possible "Dave, when is the first issue of alcohol in a Longwood publica- 

mora today that Longwood Gradu- evidence. The Usurper coming out?" This is tion?" 

ate Student, Melanie Barker, has "I don't need evidence. I knew a question being asked by many With Fall semester half way over, 

secret plans to take over the world, she was weird when she refused to throughout the Longwood commu- students anxiously anticipate an ap- 

Unhappy with her current stud- hang out with faculty. She was al- nity. pearance (how's that for allitera- 

ies at Longwood, Barker confessed ways hanging out with those stu- Restless cries have been heard in tion) of the magazine in the smoker, 

to Undercover Administrator, dents. You know something's not the dorms and off-campus housing 

Nichol Pagano, that she was drop- right with her. Now leave me from loyal Usurper followers. Next Edition: 

ping out of school in order to carry alone. I have to finish The Wave" "I've seen advertisements for The 1. Students Protest Against Town's 

out her plans to conquer Europe. Pagano said. Gyre all over the place. If they "Party Patrol": Hold Drunken 

"She's going to spread her mUi- Administration plans to bring have their first issues out before Demonstration Outside Farmville 

Barker to the Judicial and Honor Dave, I'm going to lose all faith in Courthouse 

Boards for justice. AUuisi and his staff." Said one irate 2. Construction Workers Sued for 

"We'll make her write a paper on fan of The Usurper, Sexual Harassment 

the significance of Longwood and The reasons behind the delay of 3. Old Bitty Faculty Member Fired 

plans of Barker's take-over un- how once you're here, you'll never The Usurper are unknown. How- for Age Discrimination Against 

folded. leave Farmville. You'll be here for- ever, because of David Alluisi's si- Younger Professor 

"I can't believe it. I always ever and ever and ever," said Urn lence, many are speculating. 4. New Rotunda Advisor Censored 

thought she was such a good citi- Pierson, Dean of Students. "I think he's a heroin addict, or for Radical Paper 

tant-feminist philosophies through- 
out the continent," said Pagano. 

Phylis Mable, Vice-President of 
Student Affairs was shocked as the 

Huck and Jim Come to Longwood in Production of Big River 

Mi die Witt p ' ay ^ M m im 9° nmi n»«ung» "It director of Hackmatack Playhouse has been working as a dresser, cos 

Staff Writer 

deals with the issue of slavery, and in Maine and The Baker Theatre tume designer, scenic designer, per- 
I think this show deals with it in a Center for the Arts in New Jersey, former, playwright, and director 

The Longwood College theater very good way. 
will be presenting Big River: The It's also a message 
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn about going out 
from November 5-8. The play, and being adven- 
based on the book by William turous. That's real 
Hauptman and adapted from the 
novel by Mark Twain, stars Stevie 
Journey as Huck and Blair 
Lockarry as Jim. 


Both Scalamoni 
and his wife, Lauri 

'It's also a message 
about going out and 
being adventurous. 
That's real Ameri- 
cana." said Scalamoni. 

He has directed since sixteen, and is the fifth-gen- 
si x premiers in eration performer. 
The Theater-Stu- Tickets to see Big River are 
dio, Inc., in New $5 for students and senior citizens 
York City, and has and $7 for the general public. 
Broadway credits Shows will be 8 p.m. November 5- 
consisting of 7, and at 2 p.m. on November 8. 

Cyrano the Musi- For more information please call 
MacMUlan (guest costume direc- cal, Les Miserable*, and Pippin. He 395-2474. 
Sam Scalamoni is the guest di- tor) have a lot of experience. Mr. also played on the daytime drama 
rector of Big River, and thinks the Scalamoni is the artistic/producing Another World. Ms. MacMUlan 

Deep Thoughts Movie Review: Olean: The Fat Insoluble Laxitive 

Kevin Rock 

Staff Writer 

1. A bus station is where a bus 
stops. A train station is where a train 
stops. . . On my desk I have a work 

2. I must always remember that 
I'm unique, just like everyone else. 

3. Can atheists get insurance for 
acts of God? 

4. Did you ever notice when you 

blow in a 
face he 
gets mad 
at you? 
B u t 
you take 
him in a 
car, he 
sticks his 

head out 
the win- 

5. If FEDEX and UPS were to 
merge, would they call it FED UP? 

6. Does fuzzy logic tickle? 

7. If they arrest the Energizer 
Bunny, would they charge it with 

8. 1 think everyone has a photo- 
graphic memory; it's just that some 
of us don't have any film. 

9. How come you never hear about 
gruntled employees? 

10. How much deeper would the 
oceans be without sponges? 

Just a few things for you to 

ponder over* If you have any 

Deep Thoughts of your own that 

I might not have, fust E-mail me 

whit your suggestions at . 

One True Thing 

Monique Minnix 

Staff Writer 

If you looked up "chick-flick" in 
the dictionary, you would s&e One 
True Thing next to it. One True 
Thing is about a daughter, Renee 
Zelweger, who is forced to put her 
career in journalism on hold to 
come home and take care of her 

b y 
is ail- 

Kristen Ingram 

character trieds to hold the family 
together. However, her father acts 
as if nothing is wrong. 

I thought this movie was a real 
tear jerker because of how well 
Meryl Streep portrayed the life of 
a cancer victim. Surprisingly, my 
mother any 1 aunt did not shed a tear 
throughout the movie. 

You must see this movie with 
your mom or at least with the girls. 
This is definitely not a date movie. 
Leave the boys at home for this 



Continued p. 1 

Hurley remarked that "The little 
bit we have talked about it [a name 
change], the more of us say lets not 
change our name. Let's keep that 
special image and niche for ourself. 
The name Longwood University 
conjures up something different 
than what we are. We are not doing 
that [expansion] with the goal of 
becoming a university in mind. We 
are doing it because the increase in 
the number of students each year 
give us a stronger financial basis 
to do what we do better and give 
the students a range of services mat 
they would find at any other insti- 
tution,'* commented Hurley. 

Layout Manager 

"I experienced such severe pain 
that I went to the emergency room, 
where I was given intravenous 
morphine," said Regina McGrath. 
Terri Crowder expressed her expe- 
rience by saying, "I suffered wa- 
tery diarrhea, and almost debilitat- 
ing cramps." With comments like 
these, one would expect some sort 
of stomach virus. Surprisingly 
enough, these women were expe- 
riencing side effects of Olestra. 

Many students trying to avoid the 
"Freshman 15" and others just try- 
ing to remain in good health are fa- 
miliar with Olean, the brand name 
for Olestra It is the main ingredi- 
ent found in WOW products, Fat 
Pringles, and 
other fat free 

made with 
Olestra not 
only have no 
fat, but the 
calories have 
been cut in 
half. "Great" 
you may say, but is it really? 

Dr. Michael Jacobson, executive 
director of the Center for Science 
in the Public Interest (CSPI), has 
taken a very poignant stand against 
the "fat from hell." Outraged that 
Proctor & Gamble calls Olean "a 
little healthier" and the Frito-Lay 
Company says that it makes snacks 
"safe for everyone." Dr. Jacobson 
proclaims that "Orwellian 
doublespeak is raised to a new 

Olestra has been known as one 
of the most highly tested products 
of all time. Proctor and Gamble 
began their quest to get Olestra ap- 
proved in 1975. Just recently the 
product has become FDA approved 
and been placed on the market. 
Many believe that if it is FDA ap- 
proved then it is safe, but is it? 

Dr. Jacobson feels that the prod- 
uct is not safe and his main con- 
cern is mat the chips are actually 

"/ experienced such 
severe pain that I went to 

the emergency room, 
where I was given intra- 
venous morphine, " said 
Regina McGrath, 

NOT fat free. When tests were run 
on a 5.5-ounce bag of WOW chips 
they yielded approximately nine 
teaspoons of "fake" fat. The chips 
are loaded with fat, it is just indi- 

According to CSPI, Olestra has 
reportedly caused over 8,000 cases 
of gastrointestinal symptoms, rang- 
ing from stomach cramps to hav- 
ing to be put on intravenous mor- 
phine, since placed on the market. 
These 8,000 cases were actually re- 
ported cases; statistics show that as 
many as 60% of the people eating 
Olean products do not report their 
symptoms and might be afTected if 
they eat Olean chips on a regular 
The Olestra inhibits the absorp- 
tion of caro- 
tenoids, which 
are fat-soluble 
nutrients. Caro- ' 
tenoids are ac- 
credited with the 
against heart 
disease and can- 
cer. Harvard 
School of Public 
Health director, 
Dr. Walter Willett, estimates that if 
consumers continue to buy these 
products made with Olestra, then 
it could cause several thousand 
deaths annually. 

We are still left to decide whether 
the chips are safe and are worth eat- 
ing. Longwood Freshman, Terri 
Thomas, exclaimed "I love Olean 
products! Not only do they taste 
good, they have no fat in them ei- 

On the other hand, Dana Parker, 
also a Longwood Freshman, firmly 
stated, "I refuse to eat products 
made with Olean, I think it is wrong 
to allow them on the market be- 
cause they have been proven detri- 
mental to your health." Two out of 
the four students surveyed said that 
the Olean products caused them 
abdominal cramps and diarrhea. 

I guess it is a judgement call, but 
it is hard to look good when you 
can not stay out of the bathroom. 




V&m ell have questions about the future of this school. We all Mar rumors 

about what policies ere coming ckxun from tf>e admlnfeoaUon. UJe an say 

tfia-t u*e uiarrt to be more involved In the decisions tn«t are being made. Moui 

ts the time and noui Is your chance. If you h&m a pertinent Question to as* 

Or. Cormier, come to this OPenpOrum. It is a chance to voice your opinion. 

asK Questions and cMscuss the future €>f Longu>ood College. 

■ Do You Believe in Longwood Ghosts? 


Renee Taylor 
Staff Writer 

rocking, medical instruments being 
dropped, and beds slamming into 
the wall from 4th Wheeler, the at- 
tic of Main Cunningham and 4th 
floor French. Many Longwood 
students say that they rest uneasy 

A freshman hears lots of rumors 
and ghost stories when they arrive 
on campus. Upperclassmen,R.A.'s 
and orientation leaders tell these 

stories to new freshman hoping to at night hearing these strange 

cause a few nights of uneasy sleep, sounds as they lie in their beds. 

All colleges have their stories, Most of the stories seem to hap- 

Longwoodjust seems to have quite pen in the Cunninghams or the 

a few more than normal. Colonnades, but mere is one story 

Have you ever heard of the man that takes place in Curry. It is said 
who walks around on first floor that a boy was killed in the base- 
North Cunningham and stares at ment. If you ride the elevator 
people as they sleep? It is said that straight down from the tenth floor 
the residence hall is built on the site to the basement, when the doors 
of an old house, which was ripped open you will hear a tricycle bell 
down, and the man who lived there ring then a young boy scream, 
now walks North Cunningham. Then the. 
The problem is that when you wake doors 
up and see him staring at you, you close 
can only see him from the knees and and 
up, because he is walking on the the el- 
floorboards of his original house, e v a t o r 
This story has been going around will go 
the first floor, but not everyone be- back up 

lieves it."Even if they aren't true to the 
you get an errie feeling and you 
can't help but think about it," fresh- 
man Stephanie Stevens said. 

If you have ever been in 333 
Main Cunningham, you may have 

f i f s tl 



are just 

out to scare freshman. No, I don't 

gotten an eerie feeling. Rumor has believe them," freshman Melissa 

it that a girl committed suicide in Goss said, despite the fact that 

that room. Right before she killed many people have heard things, 

herself, she took red lipstick and Even if most students do not be- 

drew a line on the wall around the lieve these stories, there is one that 

whole room, exactly six inches bothers most people: the story of 

down from the ceiling. It is said Dr. Jarman, a past president of 

that the line was painted over, but Longwood College. Most students 

it seeps through the paint. The will agree that if you go to a the- 

room has been painted year after atre production and sit quietly mat 

year, but the line still returns. you can hear Dr. Jarman singing 

Freshman Amy Rivenburg says and talking. Also, props will be 

that she does not really believe missing for weeks before a show, 

these stories, but adds "I don't like then on th« afternoon of the pro- 

to mink about them either." duction, they will appear on stage 

Sophomore Dorian Watson says, in their exact spots. Before every 

**Some [ghost stories] are made up production, the theatre department 

and others have some basis." places a rose on Dr. Jarman 's fa- 

Another story pertains to the fact vorite seat and it always disappears, 

that Longwood was an all girls* Next time there is a production 

school. It is rumored to have had in the auditorium, pay close arten- 

several secret abortion clinics, tion, because the person next to you 

Many students say that they can may not be the peron that is really 

hear babies crying, rocking chairs whispering in your ear. 


. — 



QRfje iEotunba 


NOVEMBER 1 1, 1998 

Totalitarian Farmville Town Government 
Threatens To Jail And Fine Drunk Students 



Section Editors 

As Longwood continues to 
restrict alcohol consumption 
on campus and news of the 
college's expected growth 
makes its rounds, the town of 
Farmville has become more 
concerned with the increase of 
off-campus parties, intending 
to crack down on these 200 to 
300 person parties. With rep- 
resentatives in the newly 
formed task force, both school 
and town officials intend to 
devise a solution to solve this 

Gerald Spates, Town 
Manager of Farmville, re- 
marked, "The problem we are 
faced with now is that we are 
getting complaints from resi- 
dents about the parties. It's 

been building up with more 
students moving off campus 
and more houses becoming 
available for rent in what are 
primarily residential neighbor- 
hoods. It's not an every night 
or an every weekend thing, but 
it's an occasion. We have sev- 
eral places in town that have 
been problems for some time. 
We are taking the position that 
we are going to address those 
problem areas." 

The first step in combat- 
ing the problem is to begin 
strict enforcement of the nui- 
sance sections of the Virginia 
State Code, a solution that is 
concerning many students. 
The ordinance specifies a cer- 
tain decibel level by a certain 
number of feet from the house. 
Violation of this ordinance car- 
ries a fine up to $2500 and up 

to 12 months in jail. 

Many students feel that 
this policy is unfair. Current 
senior E.G. Staton said that he 
felt parties were much smaller 
and tamer compared to visj 
in 1 992 prior to his enrcj^f 
in 1997. 

"I think 
has diminis 

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Longwood Students 
Back The Night At Ra 

Staff Writer 

The "Take Back the 
Night" rally was held October 
28th in Lankford Student 
Union. Many Longwood stu- 
dents showed up to what 
turned out to be a very power- 
ful rally. No one in the audi- 
ence uttered a word as true sto- 

ries, facts, and poems were pre- 
sented at the podium. Candle- 
light glimmered at the front, 
getting stronger every few 
minutes as another candle was 
lit, signifying that another per- 
son was raped somewhere. 

The rally started off with 
statistics about rape, stating 
facts such as that most rapes 
are not reported, that drinking 
can be a prominate factor, and 

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Wfyt &ottmba 

NOVEMBER 1 1, 1998 


Recent Stories Spark Debate Over On-Campus Alcohol 

Many students have 
been upset over a re- 
cent story published 
in the FarmvilU Herald about 
off-campus parties. The story 
stated that the town was dis- 
turbed by the large number of 
students participating in these 
parties and the "bad behavior" 
of the students who were drink- 

There are many reasons 
why students go off-campus to 
drink. Over the past year, the 
college has done away with a 

number of on-campus func- 
tions that allowed the use of 
alcohol including beer 
nights in Lancer Cafe, 
Oktoberfest's Biergarten, 
and Senior Night These 
activities occured on- 
campus for students who 
were 21 years or older. 
They were safe ways for 
students to get together 
and have fun on-campus. 
Lancer Cafe checked ID's 
and also made sure that stu- 
dents were drinking responsi- 

bly. These events eliminated 
drinking and driving and cut 

Since the college is now 
trying to promote more alco- 

down on the number of drunk- 
in-public incidents. 


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hol-free functions, students 
who want to drink have to go 
off-campus in order to do so. 
This has increased the number 
of students who drink and drive 

because now students have to 
drive to one of Farmville's 
many bars (note the sarcasm) 
or go to off-campus parties if 
they want to have a beer. 

I'm sorry to break the 
news to some people, but col- 
lege students do drink. I'm not 
saying we are a campus full of 
drunks, but limiting the ways 
to get alcohol on-campus does 
not limit the number of stu- 
dents who will still drink. The 
precautions that are being 
made on-campus now are caus- 
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sarily the beliefs of The Rotunda, the column write, or the advisor. 
The comments are a compilation of students' "rage and praise" and 
should not always be taken seriously. 

*9K3 # 

1. To the Women's Soccer Team who are ranked nationally for the 
first time ever - 25th in the NCAA Division H Women's Soccer 

2. To Bill Rege and the Forensics team for their recent fourth 
place overall ranking against schools such as William & Mary, 
Georgetown, and Penn State. This year, the team has also placed 
second at Shepherd, West Virginia, and sixth at Bloomsburg, Penn- 
sylvania, where they battled it out against schools such as Cornell 
and University of Pennsylvania. Way to go, Forensics! 

3. To BS9 for funking up the campus with their recent musical per- 

4. To Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity for providing the FAB on Halloween 
so students could have a safe alternative to drinking and driving. 

5. To the Drama Department for bringing Broadway to Farmville in 
the excellent production of Big River. 

sm i$ 

1. To Phyllis Mable for embarrassing a student by throwing her out 
of a faculty/student parking forum She had every right to be there. 

2. To The Rotunda, as stated by Ed BeU in the Housing Depart- 
ment, for not 'Vesearching" student comments a«i opinions. 

3. To tibe administration for cutting the award-winning Forensics 

4. lb Raymond Cormier fee slamming journalists and die profes- 
sion of journalism, a comment The Rotunda sees as poor opinion. 

5. To any student who does not attend President Cormier's open 
forum Take Iuwgwood's nrture seriously. 

Will New Exam Schedule Affect 
Perf ormances on Finals??? 

Staff Writer 

- . . ..i 

If you haven't checked 
your exam schedule for this se- 
mester, you might want to give 
it a look. Without any formal 
announcement or consultation 
with any representative of the 
student body or Student Body 
Government, the academic af- 
fairs council has decided to 
eliminate students* reading day 
for exam preparation, push the 
schedule up a day, and sched- 
ule the last final exam of the 
semester at 8:00 am on Mon- 
day morning, December 11th. 
Students aware of the 
change are not happy. 

"It just doesn't make sense 
to cut preparation time for 
something as important as fi- 
nal exams," said Stacey 
Moutsatsos, a senior sociology 
major. "Reducing preparation 
time for exams Is not a good 
characteristic of a sound aca- 
demic institution." 

The administration, how- 

ever, justifies its decision as a 
matter of practicality, not aca- 
demic philosophy. 

"The problem was if we 
followed the traditional exam 
schedule, we were not going to 
get grades out before the holi- 
days," said Dr. Norman 
Bregman, Vice President of 
Academic Affairs. 

Furthermore, Bregman av- 
idly denies that the decision 
had anything to do with the fact 
that some students may not 
take advantage of reading day. 

"That [the decision] has 
nothing to do with any party- 
ing in any way, shape, or 
form," stated Bregman 

But still the question re- 
mains as to why the students 
were not consulted in the deci- 
sion, especially those elected to 
represent the student body in 
such matters. 

"It happened late in the 

Bregman."I mean, nobody 
made a big deal of this." How- 
ever, the lack of large scale 
complaining could be the 
direct result of the fact that no 
formal announcement to stu- 
dents has been made. Bregman 
said that he was not aware of 
any plan to announce the 

"I mean, we mailed this 
schedule out to all the profes- 
sor so all their syllabi should 
reflect it," stated Bregman 

The change is not a long 
term move, Bregman stresses, 
and reading day will be re-in- 
stalled next semester. Still, 
many students are not even 
aware of the change, and those 
that are, fear the consequences 
of lost study time on their fi- 
nal exam performance. 

When asked about the lack 
of study time and reading day, 
Erica Hendrick said, "I think 

Our Two Resident "Experts" Tackle 
The Question Of Gender Equality 
In Today's Sporting World 

Sports end Advertising Editors 

year or else I probably would that everyone will have to 
have done some consulting study harder how with less 
with students," said preparation time." 

Mike: I feel that males and fe- 
males should be able to play 
whatever sport they want. 
Becky: But some sports are 
just female sports and others 
are just male sports. Like foot- 
ball for instance. A girl would 
be killed if she played that. 
Mike: You see, it is people like 
you that make equal rights look 
hypocritical. I know of many 
females who have played on 
their high school football 
teams. Most of the females that 
I know of usually end up try- 
ing out for the place-kicker 
position. I think that they do 
this for a simple reason, they 
know that they could get seri- 
ously injured if they tried out 
for another position, but they 
still would like to be a part of 
the team. I don't think you are 

DoiiT Time at longwood: The Newspaper of the Underground 

Disclaimer; This section is purely satirical to accommodate 
those cynical Longwood students or people with a sense of hu- 
mor. While the "facts " of the stories are not literal, they may 
reveal a greater "truth, " Get it? Got it? Good. — The Warden 

Monkeys Always Look — Apes Always 
Tell Them To, Recen t Survey Says 



According to a recent survey conducted among inebriated 
Longwood College students, 100% of everyone alive believe in 
the timeless children's taunt that, "monkeys always look — and 
apes always tell them to." 

Despite the fact mat this statement ends in a preposition, 
therefore making it grammatically unsound, people world-wide 
continue to Jive by these words. 

"In my opinion," said Oscar Oscar, some guy I found on the 
street who burns the paper bap which he uses to carry his whis- 
key in order to keep warm, "the 'Monkey-Ape Rule,' as I've 
come to call it, is second in legend only to cracks in the side- 
walk breaking your mother's back. Or giving her knee fungus." 

What might the implications of the superstition signify? 

1 think it's just an old wives tide," said Oscar. "If you 
believe in it, you're a g n idiot" 

Further inquiries were interrupted when Dr. Oscar removed 
an imaginary berreta from bis coat pocket and proceeded to 
threaten randan passersby with it unless they agreed to give 
him their spare change. 

giving females credit for their 
common sense. Take for in- 
stance, Katie Hnida from Colo- 
rado. She is 23 for 23 on ex- 
tra-points this year and has hit 
a 37-yard field goal. Not only 
that, but she was voted home- 
coming queen at her school. 
From what I understand, she is 
being courted by Rick 
Neuheisel of the University of 
Colorado to be the place-lacker 
for their team. Could you 
imagine a Division-I football 
team with a female place- 
kicker? How cool would that 

Becky: Yeah for her! I mean 
mat's great and all. But how 
often do you actually hear 
about that happening? There 
was a girl on a neighboring 
high school football team back 
home and she broke her back 
after one game of football. 
No,no! It was her fault for even 
atttempting a "guy's sport". 
There are some things in this 
world that just belong to males 
(football), and some that just 
belong to females (field 
hockey). People just need to 
learn to deal with it. The best 
of luck to that girl, but I hope 
it doesn't become another fa- 
mous football injury! As for 
field hockey, guys just aren't 
flexible enough to play the 
sport. It's just a fact! 
Mike: I hope you are joking... 
I think if a girl wants to play 
football, then she should play. 
She knows the risks associated 
with the sport. Let her play! If 
a guy wants to play field 
hockey, again, let him play. 
Look at the last Olympic 
games. The United States 
men's Field hockey squad lost 
EVERY SINGLE match... I 
don't think that they have won 
a game in something like 10 
years. Can you say: Men's Col- 
lege Field Hockey? Another 
point... WBNA, why not 



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NOVEMBER 1 1, 1998 

G.I.V.E. Office Sponsoring 
Operation Turkey 



Staff Writer 

Again this November, the 
G.I.V.E Office is sponsoring 
Operation Turkey, a project 
that supplies less fortunate 
families with a Thanksgiving 

The G.LVE Office is ask- 
ing Longwood students to 
come together and collect din- 
ner baskets. Operation Turkey 
is a simple process. Call the 
G.I.V.E Office to register and 
bring donated items by the of- 
fice by no later than 5 p.m., 
Friday, November 20th. 

The average student can 
help by asking their RA or Hall 
Council Representative to take 
up a financial collection or 
food contribution. The follow- 
ing items are suggested (but 
not limited to): canned veg- 
etables, cornbread mix, a loaf 
of bread, mashed potato mix, 
stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, 
pumpkin pie mix, and turkey 
coupons (rather than frozen 

Ellen Masters said, "Last 
year over thirteen groups from 
Longwood collected cans and 
non-perishables. That is thir- 
teen families that would not 

have had a Thanksgiving din- 
ner otherwise." 

She added that a family that 
was helped by Operation Tur- 
key sent in a letter; "Dear 
Longwood Students, I enjoyed 
Thanksgiving dinner. The 
stuffing was good. My chil- 
dren liked the mashed pota- 
toes. Thank you for the chips, 
cookies, and string beans. 
Thank you for such a gift." 

The G.I.V.E Office needs 
as many volunteers as it can 
get, so please give a helping 
hand and contribute to Opera- 
tion Turkey. 

Farmville Architecture 
Book Now Available 

S-LATE Gives Future Teachers 
Practical Experience In Their Field 

Nexvs Editor 

S-LATE, which began in 
1993 by Dr. Jim Cope, mem- 
ber and current President of 
VATE (Virginia Association 
of Teachers of English), is a 
professional organization for 
future teachers. It stands for 
Students of Longwood Asso- 

ciation of Teachers of En- 

"I started S-LATE so that 
Longwood students could get 
involved with their profes- 
sional organization before 
they actually joined the 
teaching profession. Also, 
students who get involved 
with professional organiza- 
tions generally remain active 
members when they become 
teachers," Dr. Cope said. 

The S-LATE organization 

has done many things in the 
past year, as well as this se- 
mester. Last fall, the officers 
attended the statewide VATE 
conference, where they met 
other teachers and learned 
about new and better teach- 
ing methods. However, the 
highlight of the VATE confer- 
ence for them was meeting 
and befriending Chris 


An illustrated booklet 
documenting the architecture of 
Farmville has been published by 
the Longwood Center for the Vi- 
sual Aits. The cost of each book- 
let is $5.95 plus tax. Farmville 
Architecture: An Illustrated 
Tour Through 200 Years was 
created by Longwood College 
art students Kelly Booth, Brandy 
Davis, Amy Embrcy, Amy 
Hamilton, Hope Harding, David 
Lewis, Andrea Mink, Pat Shaw, 
and Jeremy Tassone under the 
direction of Professor John S. J. 
Burke. Mary Prevo provided ar- 
chitectural notes for each build- 
ing and Richard McClintock is 
responsible for the design of the 
booklet The publication repro- 
duced the architectural drawings 
in the History of Farmville Bi- 

centennial Exhibit held at the 
Longwood Center for the Visual 
Arts this past summer. 

The booklet covers 200 
years of architecture and is a 
great reference to the history of 
Farmville. Each illustration has 
a brief description about the ar- 
chitectural elements of the build- 
ing. Farmville Architecture: An 
Illustrated Tour Through 200 
Years is available for purchase 
in the following locations: 
RoUeighdon Books, 306-B Main 
Street; Cheese & Company, 214 
North Main Street; Barnes & 
Noble, Longwood College; and 
the Longwood Center for the Vi- 
sualArts, 129 Norm Main Street 
For further information, please 
call the Longwood Center for the 
Visual Arts at 395-2206. 

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Farmville Town Government 

continued from page 1 

To Crack Down On Off-Campus Bashes 

plaints in areas that we've 
never had complaints before," 
commented Spates, 

Sydnor C. Newman, 
Mayor of Farmville, appointed 
Spates and Town Council 
members, William Wall and 
Otto Overton to the special task 
force to represent the town. 
Representatives from the col- 
lege include James Huskey, 
Chief of College Police and 
Susan Monahan, Director of 
Commuter Student Affairs. 
One of the primary functions 
of the task force is to combine 
the rules of the state of Virginia 
and Town of Farmville and the 
expectations of Longwood 
College into something that is 

One of the biggest ques- 
tions facing the college," re- 
marked Rick Hurley, Vice 
President of Administration 
and Finance,"is the extent to 
which the college can extend 
its arm off-campus." 

Currently administration 
intends to stand by the "Scope 
of Authority" policy in the 
handbook which states, 

'Criminal activity by a student, 
whether it takes place on or off 
campus may be causes for dis- 
ciplinary action if such activ- 
ity impedes or affects the learn- 
ing climate or normal opera- 
tion of the College. This prin- 
ciple also applies to other 
forms of off-campus conduct 
or behavior— especially in ar- 
eas contiguous to the Col- 
lege — that would have an ad- 
verse effect on the institution 
of its educational effort." 

Tim Pierson, Dean of Stu- 
dents, along with other admin- 
istrators, believes that off-cam- 
pus students should be treated 
like Farmville residents, unless 
these off-campus parties affect 
the learning environment. 
Pierson cited as an example the 
incident that took place at Long 
Shotz last spring where a fight 
at the bar carried over on to 

Patricia Cormier, President 
of the college, also feels that 
students should be treated as 
town residents first, unless 
their behavior affects the col- 
lege environment. 

S-LATE Gives Future English 
Teachers Hands-On Experience 

continued from page 4 

Crutcher, a young adult nov- Suite," a place for teachers 

elist who wrote Staying Fat 
for Sara Burns and Running 
Loose. He later spoke at the 
S-LATE conference that was 
held here at Longwood in the 
spring. According to Presi- 
dent Heather Swan, having 
Chris Crutcher come speak at 
the conference was probably 
one of S-LATE's biggest ac- 

"It's not every day you 
meet someone famous and 
get to talk with them," Swan 

They have also done 
some community projects as 
well. They refurbished the 
Buckingham School Butter- 
fly Bus by painting it, and this 
semester they plan on tutor- 
ing in the nearby elementary 

This October they at- 
tended the statewide VATE 
conference and were in 

charge of the "Hospitality 

and others to come rest and 
get a snack and drink. 

Their goals for the future 
are to prepare people for stu- 
dent teaching, bring in first 
year teachers to share their 
experiences, and set up a re- 
source file which will be 
available for students to go 
into to get interesting teacher 

The officers this year are 
President-Heather Swan, 
Vice President-Denitra Rose, 
Treasurer- Kelly Tucker, Sec- 
retary-Deitra Nance, Histo- 
rian-Linda Eanes, Secondary 
member at large-Julie Brown, 
and Elementary member at 
large-Sarah Jewell. 

The S-LATE conference 
for the spring will be held at 
Longwood on April 10th. 
The keynote speaker will be 
Maureen Barbieri who will 
perform poetry in a program 
entitled "Poetry Alive." 

"Students should be treated 
like you would treat any other 
citizen in this community," 
said Cormier. 

Although administration 
feels mat off-campus students 
should be handled by the town, 
they are expected to comply 
with regulations created by the 
college for off-campus dwell- 
ers. These regulations include 

no loud music, no shouting or 
abusive language, and compli- 
ance with Virginia's alcoholic 
beverage laws. When prob- 
lems involving these expecta- 
tions arise, the college reserves 
the right to revoke off-campus 

For the most part, Spates 
believes that off-campus stu- 
dents are responsible when it 

comes to off-campus social 

It's not all college students, 
because we have college stu- 
dents that are good neighbors. 
We consider ourselves lucky 
that college students, as a 
whole, are very well behaved 
and the majority of them don't 
cause any problems," com- 
mented Spates. 


od Students Take Back The Night 

torn page 1 

down, Tn mis case, the female 

in me cod she won, and her 
assailant spent time in jail and 
will be on probation. Even a 

does not hear much about a 
man being raped, but it does 
tappmOfte man told how he 
was raped by Ms baby-sitter. 

Tori Ames's song Afe and 
a Guhi performed by Call 
Adams filled the room as 
well. The lyrics of the song 
penetrated the silence. One 
could tell that the message 
wasiattixig home in the minds 
of those who were present. 

Even more powerful sto- 
nes were told from the hps of 

A professor from Longwood 
shared her horrify m,g experi- 
ence at a university before 
there were any laws about 
rape. She shared the 

sympathy she received after 

she was Brutally attacked. 

The most dominating 
presence was Rolland Hayes 
from the Lynchburg Crisis 
Center. He presented an exten- 
sive talk about all aspects of 
sexual assault One of his pow- 
erful quotes was "Do we have 
the right, or do we have the 
might?** He was referring to 
the men or women who choose 
to force themselves upon an- 
other person* 

Myths were declared un- 
tiue. The way one dresses does 
not give the right for a man to 
rape a woman. Rape does not 
only happen to women. Rape 
is not just rough sex. 

Rape is a horrendous act 
that leaves emotional scars and 
sometimes physical scars. By 
no means is rape a pleasant 
experience to the victim. T^e 
terrible event is burned into the 
mind of me victim. 

* The subject of rape was 
changed by a story of marital 
violence. The story of a 
woman who was murdered 
by her husband provided a 
different twist to the rally. 
The daughter-in-law of the 
victim told the story. The 
woman had wanted a divorce 
and ended up losing her life. 
Her husband shot her and 
turned the gun on himself. 

'All she wanted was a di- 
vorce," stated the daughter- 
in-law, Betty Brunett, as she 
told the story. 

The points of the rally 
echoed loud and clear to the 
those who attended. Rape is 
real, and it happens to any- 
body regardless of gender. 
One needs to be informed of 
the statistics and be aware of 
the situation he or she is in 
before it is much too late. If 
it does happen, remember, it 
is not your fault 



Is life weighing 

you down? 


Tuesday, Nov. 10 

Blackball Dining Hall 



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Longwood Student Teachers 
Battling Against Nature in 

continued from front page 

children they work wjth, were. 
Many are without food, water, 
and even shelter. 

As of right now King, Bass, 
and Kunclrs are giving out the 
food and the water that is avail- 
able, Longwood is trying to 
get them out of Honduras be- 
cause of the bad conditions. 
The college is also taking up 
money for those families that 
have lost everything. The 
money will be distributed to 

families at each of the schools; 
it will be used for necessities. 
If you are interested in donat- 
ing money, please contact Dr. 
Stephen Keith in the student 
teaching office, Hull Building. 
For students who are planning 
to teach, there are practicums 
available in the U.S., Hondu- 
ras, England, and Ireland. This 
may help future teachers to 
expand their horizons. 

SURVIVORS OF HURRICANE MITCH: These Longwood students are 
student teaching in less than desirable conditions in Honduras. They have 
had to endure hurricanes, famine and other natural disasters. 

Colors of the 

Sttf Writer 

The National Clothesline 
Project made a stop at Long- 
wood October 21, a week be- 
fore the "Take Back the Night" 

The purpose of this project 
was to bear witness to victims 
as well as survivors of sexual 
violence and sexual abuse. 
The project was a tribute to 
show the extent of violence and 
provide a visual display simi- 
lar to those projects such as the 
AIDS quilt and the Vietnam 

The Clothesline project 
provided an opportunity to 
help with me hf^'ing process 

associated with sexual vio- 
lence; not only for survivors, 
but those who have lost a loved 
one from sexual violence. The 
Longwood Clothesline was 
open to all survivors of sexual 
abuse, both male and female. 
The shirts in the clothes- 
line were color coded to depict 
what kind of violence was ex- 
perienced. White was for those 
women and men who died 
from violence committed 
against them by their partners; 
yellow or beige was for those 
who had been battered or as- 
saulted; red, pink, or orange 
was for people who had been 


Cormier Gives Open Forum 
for Faculty and Staff 

Features Editor 

President Cormier gave a 
forum for faculty and staff on 
rhursday October 22nd during 
which she addressed several 
issues, ranging from a compre- 
lensi ve public relation plan to 
the predicted growth of the 

The forum began with 
questions of Longwood's use 
af adjuncts verses full time fac- 
ulty. Cormier was quick to re- 
spond that adjuncts make up 
only 15-20% of the total fac- 
ulty, which is relatively low 
when compared to other insti- 

The prevailing topic of dis- 
cission was a new all-encom- 
jassing public relations plan. 
Cormier argued that Long- 
wood is practually invisible. 
When something does come 
Dut, the colors and symbols are 
not always the same. Begin- 

ning immediately Longwood 
will have a new look. The col- 
ors are going to be standard- 
ized. The blue will be classic 
navy, while the white will ap- 
pear as the same shade. The 
standard seal will also be used 
on everything. The goal of this 
standardization is to hopefully 
give Longwood a more unified 

Cormier went on to say that 
she wants to raise this institu- 
tion -"to notch it up. We are 
losing the slightly higher qual- 
ity student" to schools like 
James Madison and the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. 

"The number one reason 
people choose a college," 
Cormier said, "is on academic 
reputation. We need to work 
harder to keep the higher qual- 
ity student. This is a process 
that will take a lot of work and 
sometime to complete.** 

Another topic dealt with 
international experience. In- 

ternational experience is nec- 
essary to be relative in today's 

"Not aU of that (interna 
tional experience) can be done 
through reading and discuss 
ing-some of it has to be done 
by experiencing," remarked 

Another issue that was 
raised was the impression that 
alcohol was being pushed off 
campus. Cormier stated mat 
she was not attempting to make 
Longwood a dry campus, but 
what was happening was a sys 
tematic attempt to prevent 
binge drinking and underage 
consumption of alcohol. 

President Cormier re 
marked briefly on the recent 
problems with off -campus par- 
ties. Inappropriate behavior 
does not have any tiling to do 
with growth. She said that the 
college was working with the 
town of Farmvilie to deal with 
the problem. 

Students Attend 14th Annual 
Virginia Beach Leadership 

Stotf Writer 

On Friday, November 6th, 
over 50 students left Long- 
wood College on their way to 
the Virginia Beach Leadership 
Conference to learn more 
about the art of leadership. The 
workshop technically began 
after dinner on Friday night, 
with a lecture from Dr. James 
Jordan. He spoke about the 
Native American culture and 
what we as a nation can learn 
from the lives of the Native 
Americans. He told the group 
of students and staff of the four 
qualities of leadership that the 
Native Americans believed in. 
These qualities were: having 
aa emotional attachment to 
your home, possessing an 
openness and uniqueness in 
fife, harmony within yourself 

and with those around you, and 
the knowledge that everyone 
has a communal responsibility 
to each other. 

After Dr. Jordan's speech, 
the conference members met in 
their assigned groups where 
they were faced with an ethi- 
cal dilemma, which they had 
to present the next day. Each 
group met for approximately 
45 minutes, discussing their 
dilemma, how to solve it, and 
how to present it Dilemmas 
ranged from copying rented 
videos to recruiting new mem- 
bers. Each group presented 
their dilemma and solution in 
a brief skit on either Saturday 
night or Sunday morning. The 
skits ranged from talk shows, 
to devil vs. angel conscience 
situations, and trials of the 
Honor Board. 

Once the groups were 
through with their meetings. 

they were free for the night, 
until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday 
morning, when each confer- 
ence member met for breakfast 
and a lecture from the keynote 
speaker, Patty Holmes. 

Holmes spoke to the confer- 
ence attendees about living 
with their own values and posi- 
tive thinking. She told per- 
sonal stories about friends and 
how their personalities affected 
her moods and her leadership 
reasoning. With catchy say- 
ings such as, "If I were any bet- 
ter, you would have to tax me 
as an amusement park", she in- 
trigued and inspired many of 
the people in the audience. 

Lancer Productions repre- 
sentative Kelly Humphries 
stated that, "I was really in- 
spired by Patty Holmes* speech 
on leadership. She was so 


Serve To Serve: 

Focus on Alpha Phi Omega 


Staff Writer 

What do service, brother- 
hood and women have in com- 
mon? The answer may Dot be 
as apparent as it may seem. 
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-educa- 
tional brotherhood makes ser- 
vice its first priority on 
Longwood's campus. The fra- 
ternity is a group of students 
who have come together with 
a common aim, to serve. De- 
spite the numerous service 
projects preformed in our com- 
munity, Alpha Phi Omega, or 
"APO," as it is often called, 
does not receive the recogni- 
tion it deserves, and may be 
one of Longwood's best kept 

To join the fraternity, a 
prospective member must at- 
tend Rush functions similar to 
other Greek organizations on 
campus. Bids are awarded, and 
a pledge period follows. It is 
not unusual for initiated soror- 
ity and Fraternity members 
who wish to increase their 
community service involve- 

ment to join. 

APO differs from other 
Greek organizations in the fact 
that it was organized with the 
sole intention of providing ser- 
vice to others. 

According to brother Eliza- 
beth Williams, what this group 
has in common is that "we all 
want to help, and that's what 
matters. From that grew genu- 
ine friendships, We all have in 
common more than any of us 
imagined when we joined." 

For her, the desire to make 
a difference was given an op- 
portunity to flourish through 
her fraternity. 

She explains, "I not only 
became close to people who 
had the same values as me, but 
I was able to give my desire to 
help others much more direc- 
tion. Since I became a brother 
I have accomplished things 
that I never even imagined I 
would, not only because of the 
opportunities, but also because 
of the support from die group 
as a whole." 

APO provides many ser- 
vice projects to Longwood's 

campus and community, such 
as the Bloodmobile, collecting 
old newspapers for the SPCA, 
taping books for the blind, 
Adopt-A-Highway, FACES, 
an organization which distrib- 
utes food to lower income 
families, and campus clean- 
ups. The list of the 
organization's projects is as 
endless as their devotion to 
bettering the Longwood com- 

As a group with such high 
aims, it is surprising that they 
have received so little attention 
on our campus. The members' 
interest lies on the betterment 
of the community rather man 
receiving recognition for then- 
actions, although they deserve 
great thanks from our campus 
and community as a whole. 

APO welcomes all inter- 
ested students to attend their 
Spring 1999 Rush. If you have 
a desire to help better the world 
around you, APO may be what 
you are looking for. Any ques- 
tions may be directed to Nicole 
Setliff, Vice President of Mem- 
bership, at extension 4149. 

VA Beach Leadership Conference, page 6 

positive and upbeat that the rest 
of my day Virginia Beach 
Leadership Conference was 
outstanding and running 

The rest of the day was 
filled with "breakout sessions" 
on many different subjects 
concerning leadership. Some 
examples of session topics 
were unity and diversity, stress 
management, conflict manage- 
ment, managing priorities, and 
the virtues of compassion, re- 

sponsibility, and loyalty. 

Each session brought on a 
new perspective to its topic. 
Each student was given the 
choice to attend whichever of 
the three sessions were hap- 
pening at a time. Longwood 
College staff and students ran 
the sessions. 

After dinner, Saturday 
night, the group got back to- 
gether where five of the eight 
groups showed off their cre- 
ative abilities while exuding 

leadership virtues in their as- 
signed ethical dilemma. These 
demonstrations were contin- 
ued over breakfast on Sunday, 
which conluded the confer- 
ence. After teh presentations, 
the students and staff left the 
hotel for their 3-hour trek back 
to Longwood College. 

Clothesline , page $ 

raped or sexually assaulted; 
blue or green was for survivors 
of incest or child sexual abuse; 
and purple or lavender was for 
people who were attacked be- 
cause they were lesbian, gay, 
or bisexual. Each shirt re- 
flected the person's personal 
experience including informa- 
tion like dates, names, etc. 
People who made shirts for 

loved ones that died included 
any personal information they 
wished to share about the death 
and what the person meant to 
them. Personal photographs 
were also an option. 

The people who partici- 
pated in the Clothesline Project 
came to the A Room in 
Lankford to paint their shirts. 
The shirts depicted a variety of 

messages about all kinds of 
forms of abuse whether here at 
Longwood, or in the area in 
which the person came from. 
Some shirts had pictures and 
others had designs along with 
messages. After the shuts were 
created, they were displayed 
for the public in the Common- 
wealth Ballroom. 

News Previews 

Nov. 1 1 Master Dance Classes; African-American street danc- 
ing and hip-hop dancing presented by Joey Middleton 
and Ron Wood of Rennie Harris/Pure Movement in 
the Lancer Dance Studio. Times at 10:30-11:20 a.m. 
and, 12:30- 1:20 pm Call Dr. Neal if you plan on at- 

Nov. 11 Student Open Forum with Dr. Cormier, 6: 15-8: 15p.m., 
Commonwealth Ballroom 

Nov. 13 LP Film: Deep Impact, 8 & 10:30 p.m., Common- 
wealth Ballroom 

Nov, 14 Family Houday Open Rouse: 1-4 p.m., LCVA 

Nov,14 Jazz Poet Society: 8 p.m., Commonwealth Ballroom 

Nov, 15 Senior Voice Recital: Michele Noel, 4 p.m., Wygal 

Nov, 16 Performing Arts: Beehive, 8 p.m., Jarman Auditorium 

Nov. 16 LP Film: Deep Impact, 9 p.m„ Commonwealth Ball- 
room; 2 p.m. showing in the Commuter Lounge 

Nov. 23 Longwood Jazz Ensemble, Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m., 
Jarman Auditorium 

Nov. 27 Roy Clark Holiday Concerts, 3 & 8 p.m., Jarman Audi- 
torium Ticket Prices: matinee and evening concert 
front orchestra: $15 and $17 
rear orchestra: $12 and $15 
balcony seats: $10 and $12 
Tickets are on sale in the Jarman Box Office, 3-5 p.m., 
Mon.-Fri.. Visa and Mastercard are accepted, Call (he 
box office at x2474 for details. 

Nov. 30 Vivian Jenkins, noted romance writer and educator of 
Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, 
N.C., will present hands-on workshop/seminar on how 
to write a Harlequin Romance Novel, 6-9 p.m., 
Grainger 115. 

Dec. 7 5.-00 pa is the absolute deadline for Fall 1999 student 
teaching applications, if there are questions, call x233 1 . 


The Board of Visitors approved the 1998-99 Foundational Plan 
to Reduce Binge and Illegal Drinking during its Octo- 
ber 10 meeting. The Plan, which focuses on education 
and enforcement (including sanctions), supports the 
recommendations by the Attorney General's Task Force 
on Drinking by College Students. 

SAFE (Students Advocating AFearless Environment) meets ev- 
ery Monday at 7 p.m. in the Nottoway Room of 
Lankford. Come out and support safety at Longwood 
(topics include sexual assault and domestic violence 
awareness). For more information, call Lisa Cheyne 
at x2509, Wellness Center. 

J.R. 'S BAR/LAUNDRYMAT/GAS STATION: Local hangout for college students and townies. 
Photo by: Cindy Nichols 

J.R.'s: College Students vs. Townies 

Opinion Editor 

I heard a lot about J.R.'s last 
semester. From the sounds of 
conversations, J.R.'s seemed to 
be the chosen Longwood party 
locale for Spring 98. Apparently 
I missed the pinnacle of J.R.'s 
popularity, because when I first 
set foot in the place over the sum- 
mer, I was at a loss as to why 
J.R.'s was the prime setting for 
Thursday night gatherings. 

J.R.'s is a combination of any 
rural basement circa 1970 and, 

according to Greg McCarney, 
the local Skate-O-Rama. The 
setting itself is enough to depress 
anyone. And it gets worse with 
the initial surveying the crowd. 
Being that I grew up 20 minutes 
from Farm vi He, J.R.*s proves to 
be especially depressing for me. 
It was definitely a constant re- 
minder of what 1 could' ve been: 
a high-haired woman in jeans 
five sizes too small, hovering 
over a pool table with the smoke 
from dozens of Marlboro Reds, 
sulking jealously behind my 
man— the catch of Farmville- 

who is, in reality, just like every 
other male, Farmville local. It 
was enough to make me want to 
kill myself. Or at least drink 
myself into a stupor. 

Now that I think about it 
though, perhaps the redneck, 
townie atmosphere is a novelty 
to J.R.'s college patrons. I, how- 
ever, cannot handle the faux 
wood paneling or the sight of 
seeing the mothers of high 
school friends attempting to pick 
up men half their age (and some- 
times succeeding, mind you). 

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY: Macados is a friendly enviornment for college 
students to relax and eat. 

Macados: Mmm... Mmm...Good! 

Business Editor 

Most, if not all Longwood, 
and even Hampden Sydney stu- 
dents have at one time or an- 
other eaten at Macados, 

What is so special about 
Macados? I don't know. I ate 
there, but I never figured out 
what is so special. The service 
was slow, the gazebo was 
filthy, and the orders were not 

even right. They had one pea- 
nut butter cookie.. .one hard 
peanut butter cookie.. .what is 
up with that?!? That is nasty! 
Macados is known for their 
food. They have a large assort- 
ment; sandwiches, salads, 
quesadillas and lots of desserts. 
Because I know that the food 
is usually good, I ate there on 
another occasion just' to see if 
me service was any better. It 
was clean and had a friendly at- 

mosphere. The food was good 
and the service was prompt. I 
waited for about fifteen min- 
utes for my food and the ice 
cream sundae was great, 

Since the second time was 
much better I recommend that 
you eat there. Some other stu- 
dents have said it is good and 
fast too, while a lot of others 
say that the service is going 
down the drain because of the 
changes in staff. 

Good Bye Long SI 

Staff Writer 

Longwood students have 
found the solution to the clos- 
ing of Long Shotz, and the an- 
swer is 205 Steak Club. 

205 Steak Club is a local res- 
taurant and bar located in the 
old Farmville Creamery build- 
ing on Virginia Street. It ha? 
undergone many names and 
changes over the years, but has 

remained a favorite place for local 
college students. 

'It's a traditional Thursday night 
hang-out, and it starts the weekend 
off on a good note," stated junior 
Susan Godsey. 

One of the attractions to 205 is 
the dance floor. Because Farmville 
is such a small area, there are not 
sissy places where students can go 
to dance without traveling to Rich- 
mond or Lynchburg. 

Things to Do in 



Staff Writer 

When faced with the task 
of finding "fun" things to 
do in Farmville, a few 
things come to mind. You 
might think Macados and 
Landsharks, but what if it's 
3 a.m. or 2 in the after- 
noon? Then what? Your 
answer . . . Walmart 
Supercenter, baby! 

When asked if she 
thought Wal-Mart was fun, 
"Sometimes, it depends on 
my mood," was Staci 
Vinson's reply. 

Christina Lay den said, 
"You could easily spend 
hours in Wal-Mart." 

Not to sound like a com- 
mercial, but Wal-Mart is 
the one stop for all of your 

shopping needs. With its many 
departments, who could ask for 
anything else? Wal-Mart 
Supercenter has a grocery depart- 
ment, a shoe department, jewelry, 
toys, electronics, a pharmacy, 
sporting goods, clothing, 
houseware, a photo center, hair 
salon, a Wachovia Bank, a por- 
trait studio, an auto repair shop, 
garden center, tool department, 
and the list goes on. 

"A girl in one of my classes 
got her hair cut at Wal-Mart and 
she was telling us all about it to- 
day in class," says Joelle Sines. 
But not everyone has such 
great luck with Wal-Mart and its 
various departments. 

April Horsley and her siblings 
had a portrait done in Wal-Mart's 
portrait studio for their mother's 
birthday. She said that Wal-Mart 
ruined the pictures twice and 

Friday with the anucip; 
s hanging out with frier 

Many students race out of their last class 
are activities to do in Farmville. Whethe 
something to do. 

How do you have a good time in Farmville? 

)!eman, junior 
Bowman, seni 

"I have non-alcoholic parties in my room,** Keasi 

"I go out with my friends to have a good tunc 

"205," Wendy Guyton, senior. 

"We leave," Katfcfyn Blackweli sophomore, 

*1 go to Sriannonan4 Jason's house to ntay Whiz," Katie WturodjL 

*I Ifte to hang out on second flow- ARC where my ftieods art," Dae 

"Two words: umder-water bas^wemw^," Ori§ McCarney, senior 

"I go to a lot of OB-campus school related aetivftiea," Kim Bradley, J 

"I hang out wim my friends in the dorms,** Mark BochtoW, sophomc 


>hotz...Hello 205 

al "I go there because it's the only 
club in Farmville and the only 
ht fun place to dance. Farmville 
id needs more clubs," said senior 
or Dana Lewis. 

One of the drawbacks for 
is younger students U that 205 has 
le a 21 years or older policy on 

ot s<mre nights ^cb^ilDW the 
>o door. 

b- "I don't like the 21 years or 
older policy because it's unfair 

for freshmen who want to go 
somewhere to dance and have 
a good time," said freshman 
Avery Johnson. 

Some students also do not 
like the long waiting line that 
sometimes greets mem at the 
door. However. with 
Fannville's limited entertain- 
ment and Longwood's new al- 
cohol policies, 205 is the place 
to be. 

When You Are Dead 

iy therefore ruined their would-be 

or birthday gift. 

rt Christina Layden says, "The 

1- only thing I hate is that you 

y, can't walk away without spend- 

y, ing at least $20." 

g, If Wal-Mart's shopping fun 

ir isn't enough, here are a few 

r- oddball things to try: 

p, • Ride the electronic cars at the 

it, front of the store. 

• Walk up to an employee and 

;s tell him seriously, "I think 

d we've got a Code 3 in 

)- Housewares," and see what 


h • As the cashier runs your ptn - - 

ts chase over the scanner, look 

mesmerized and say, "Wow, 

:> Magic!" 

s • Put M&M's on layaway. 

s • Look at the security camera, 

rt and use it as a mirror while you 

d pick your nose. 

• Attempt to fit into very large 
gym bags. 

• Two words: Marco Polo. 

■ When someone steps away 
from his or her cart to look at 
something, quickly take it 
with it without saying a word. 

• Make up nonsense products 
and ask newly hired employ- 
ees if there are any in stock, 

• Get boxes of condoms and 
randomly put them in 
peoples' carts when they're 
not looking. 

If you've explored Wal- 
Mart's numerous departments 
and have tried some of 
these alternative activities 
and still don't find Wal-Mart 
Supercenter to be the Mecca 
of all stores, give up ... go 
to Macados. 

cipation of making plans for the weekend. Believe it or not, there 
friendff or discovering the night life of Farmville, there is always 




SEE CARBON LEAF LIVE: Landsharks provides live entertainment for college students and 
townies. Photo by: Becky Taylor 

Landsharks: The Pleasing Alternative 

Opinion Editor 

Each bar in Farmville definitely 
attracts its own crowd. Long Shotz 
appealed to the typical college stu- 
dents, until it shut down and ev- 
eryone flocked to 205. Macados 
also seems to be the ideal spot for 
students just starting off the 
evening, or for those just turning 

21. J.R.'s (from what I've wit- 
nessed) attracts every truck driv- 
ing. Confederate flag waving 
townie that ever spit tobacco this 
side of the Appomattox. How- 
ever, Landsharks seems to ap- 
peal to the 30 and over crowd, 
at least until they go home to bed 
around 10 p.m. 

I can't say that I've partied at 
Landsharks that often, but when 
I have it's always been a good 

time. They've got the best 
Margarita shrimp there. 
Landsharks is also where I sipped 
the sweet nectar of Abita Purple 
Haze (actually I can't find it any- 
where else in Farmville). And 
God knows I never miss a Car- 
bon Leaf show. Being one of the 
few places that hosts live bands, 
Landsharks provides a pleasant 
alternative to the overcrowded 
205 Steak Club. 


THE FANCY SIDE OF FARMVILLE: Charleys on the waterfront, provides good food for 
tveryone. Photo by: Cindy Nichols 

An Evening at Charleys Waterfront Cafe 

Assistant Layout Manager 

A few friends and I went to 
Charleys originally to see a band 
play, but decided later that we 
were hungry. We sat down and 
were served our drinks in a de- 
cent amount of time. We arrived 
a little early, so it wasn't that 
crowded yet I ordered chicken 
and french fries. My meal ar- 

rived in a shorter time than I 
expected and it was very good 
and extremely filling. Our 
server was very nice and kept 
our drinks filled. Overall I was 
pleased with the meal. We de- 
cided to skip dessert and catch 
the band. There was a band 
from Lynchburg called The 
Hot Chilli Brothers. They 
played classic rock, but they 
were not the ordinary rock 

band, They had two guitarists, 
a bassist, drummer, piano 
player, and another guy that 
played the mandolin, saxo- 
phone (one or two at a time), 
and die flute. They did origi- 
nals as well as covers and re- 
quests. Tbey were a definite 
crowd pieaser. By the second 
set, the crowd was dancing. 
This was the pinnacle of ray 
wonderful evening at Charleys. 




GTrje &otunba 

NOVEMBER 11, 1908 

jAtts and ^ntettainment 



Janet Jackson Offers Memorable 
Virginia Beach Show 

Sftf Writer 

As Route 460 East seems 
to fly beneath me, I con- 
template what the night 
will entail. Five Longwood stu- 
dents, including myself, are trav- 
eling to the VA Beach Ampi- 
heatre to see N'Sync open up for 
the mainstage performer, Janet 
Jackson and her Velvet Rope 
tour. The trip involved weeks of 
planning, preparation and a lot 
of caffeine for the drive. 

N'Sync, an all-male pop 
band, was the opening act We 
had lawn seats, but their 
brightly -colored pajama-like 
outfits were more than visible. 
They sang about five songs and 
did a lot of dancing. Some parte 
of the songs were barely audible, 
due to the shrieking of adoles- 
cent girls. 

Sophomore Ashley Toney 
said, "There were a bunch of 
twelve year-old girls mere and I 
felt like a teeny bopper, but I 
didnt care. N'Sync rocks!" 

After N'Sync left the stage, 
the audience knew it was time 
for the real show to begin. An 

enormous purple curtain was 
assembled on the stage and it 
was obvious some very big 
pieces of scenery were being 
used. Motown music played the 
entire set-up time, complete with 
songs of the Jackson Five. 

At approximately nine 
o'clock, the massive curtain 
opened. A pixie character 
skipped onto the stage and 
opened a large book in the cen- 
ter of the stage. The book was 
actually aTV screen and -ie VW- 
vetRope symbol appeared on the 
screen. Soon, the song Special 
(from the CD The Velvet Rope) 
started playing and Janet's danc- 
ers came out on stage. Janet her- 
self appeared soon after, dressed 
in her trademark feminine tux- 
edo and hat 

Crystal Reid said, "I saw 
Janet in the 80's and she still 
gives a great performance," 

After a crowd-ripping open- 
ing song, Janet settled down a 
bit and sang Again from the De- 
sign of a Decade CD. It was just 
Janet and her guirtarist, seated 
on stools and playing/singing 
their hearts out It was done very 
well and she even cried at the 


The highlight of the show 
was a medley from Control 
('86), Rythm Nation C89), and 
janet ("93). The stage was now a 
fantastical playroom, encom- 
passing a bouncy slide, blocks, 
oversized pillows, a dancing 
clock, and a giant moon. The 
dancers and Janet were all 
dressed in colorful costumes that 
fit the theme of the "room". 

Pyrotechnics were also used 
in this part of the show. Td never 
seen anything like the playroom 
scene at a concert before, it was 
definitely different" said junior 
John Thrasher. 

Therbia Parker also com- 
mented, "Janet Jackson was the 
best concert I've seen since the 
Indigo Girls. She's also the great- 
est performer I've ever seen." 

Janet closed with another 
song from The Velvet Rope, Go 
Deep. This number also in- 
volved a lot of dancing, a scene 
change, and costume changes 
for everybody. At the close of die 
concert, Janet introduced the 
members of the oand, her danc- 
ers, and choreograhper. 

mwmmnim— 1 

D ee p 


DPS Editor 

1. If a tin whistle is made out of tin (and it is), then what is a 
Foghorn made of? 

2. If quitters never win, and winners never quit why do they 
say, "Quit while you're ahead"?! 

3. If vegetable oil comes from vegetables, where does baby oil 
come from? 

4. 1 believe the only time the world beats a path to my door is 
when Fm in the bathroom. 

5. What do they call a coffee break at die JJpton Tea Com- 

6. What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald 

7. When it rains, why don't sheep shrink? 

8. Why is the word abbreviation so long? 

9. Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. 

10. Why is it yew never hear about people acting chalant when 
they are nervous or upset about something? (compliments of Dr. 
Paul Moriarty, Philosophy) 

Just some more things to consider.... 

Cfltumnisf S Note: I have already received one additon, thank 

you PauL If you have any Deep Thoughts of your own that I 
might not have, just e-mail me with your suggestions at 
kmrock @ longwood, 


Zeta Tau Alpha Celebrates National Centennial 

Staff Writer . 

Longwood College is 
honored to have four 
Alpha Chapters. Zeta 
Tau Alpha, founded in 1898, 
was Longwood College's first 
Chapter, and celebrated its 
Centennial Anniversary this 
year. Activities included a 
clock dedication in front of the 
library and dedication of a 
plaque and a case for the 75m 
anniversary mace. The plaque, 
mace and its case are now on 
display in the library foyer. A 
historical marker for the 
"Farmville Four" was also 
placed in front of the Rotunda. 
To top off die centennial 
celebration, a time capsule 
filled with memories was pre- 
sented and will be buried at the 
International Office in India- 
napolis, Indiana. The contents 

ZTA'S DONATE PLAQUE: Pictured left to right are Pres. Patricia Cormier, Pres. ofZTA 
Longwood Chap. Emily Tripiett, andZTA national president, Alice McCaann Matthews. 

be re- 
vealed at 
the bicen- 
tennial in 
2 098. 
from all 
over the 
nation at- 
tended the 
nial cel- 
as did the 
The Na- 
t i on a 1 
Zeta Tau 

with an engraved clock to 
be placed in their chapter 

Senior Amy Johnson, a sis- 
ter of ZTA states, "We have so 
much history on campus; to 
think it will continue for many 
years to come is incredible. 
Nine young women started 
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority 100 
years ago and it has continued 
to grow to 227 chapters be a part of 
it during our centennial had a 
very special meaning to our 

At ZTA's international 
convention in Richmond in late 
June, ZTA presented a check 
for $9,000 to Longwood Presi- 
dent Patricia Cormier. The 
money will be used in the 
College's scholarship fund. 

The sorority's national 
philanthropy is the Susan G. 
Koman Foundation for breast 
cancer research and education. 

Attention Student Organizations 

ng is i list of all the currently registered student organizations at Longwood 



• * * * 


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Big Sibling Program 
draws over 50 students 

General Manager 

Remember how much fun 
you used to have swinging dur- 
ing recess? Or playing on the 
jungle gym and seesaws? And 
how about all those great cards 
you used to make for family 
members? You know, the ones 
made out of construction pa- 
per, glitter, and that soft crin- 
kly paper? Want to do it 

In every American city 
there are little boys and girls 
who are in need of role mod- 
els. The Big Sibling program 
offers young adults the chance 
to be a supportive, caring role 
model for underprivileged 

Jodi Padgett has been a Big 
Sister for two semesters. '1 
think it's a wonderful program. 
There are a lot of kids in this 
area who need positive role 
models. I really enjoy it," 
she said. 

Part of being a Big Sib- 
ling is the activities you plan, 
and these can be very simple. 
A Big Sibling's respon- 
sibilities are very basic: be 
there for the child or children, 
listen to their concerns, and try 
to answer questions. During 
school, homework help is a 
part of a Big Sibling's respon- 
sibility. Try to help the little 
brother or sister understand 
what they are reading, writing, 
or calculating. Be a positive 
reinforcement by saying things 
such as "Good job!" 

Shavon Jackson, a return- 
ing Little Sibling, said, "I like 
having a Big Sister. I like go- 
ing to the library and she 
comes to eat with me at school. 
It's fun." 

It is also a good idea to 
plan outings with the Little 
Sibling, as long as you have the 
parent's permission. A trip to 
the park for some of these chil- 
dren is like a trip to Disney 
World. Trips away from home 
give Big and Little Siblings 
time to bond, and they also 
give the parent(s) a sometimes 
much-needed break. 
According to Roma Morris of 
theFarmville Social Services, 
most parents are open to field 

trips. "In many cases, a trip 
will give Mom a chance to 
catch up on her work at home, 
take a nap, etc. They enjoy a 
few minutes alone," Morris 

Big Siblings are generally 
left to make decisions concern- 
ing their activities with the 
parent(s) of the Little Siblings. 

As a Big Brother or Sister 
you decide on when, where, 
and how often you will meet. 
If you would like to start out 
slowly, you may meet once a 
week. Decide on a day and 
time that is convenient for ev- 
eryone. You and your sibling(s) 
decide on activities that you 
think will be both fun and en- 

Ellen Masters coordinates 
the program at Longwood. 
Though there are more than 
fifty Big Siblings through the 
Longwood program, there is a 
shortage of male volunteers. 
Masters said, "Sometimes guys 
are intimidated because they 
think they can't handle it, 
mostly because they have to 
watch what they say and do. 
It's very easy though, and it 
just comes naturally. Guys are 
really looked up to by their 
Little Brothers." 

In order to alleviate some 
of the fears one may have, Big 
Siblings go through extensive, 
continuous training. They 
meet about once a month to 
discuss ideas, listen to speak- 
ers, and plan activities for all 
the Siblings. Though the 
commitment is immense, Ms. 
Masters thinks it's worthwhile. 
"If I left my job for any rea- 
son, I'd miss this the most. The 
kids are very special. We try 
to do things with them that they 
think are fun. They get the big- 
gest kick out of the littlest 
things. They're good kids who 
don't take anything for 

Being a Big Sibling can be 
a lot of fun, and can mean a lot 
for the child. If you are inter- 
ested in being a Big Sibling, 
contact Ellen Masters in the 
G.I.V.E. office, x2397 or the 
local Social Services at 392- 
3113, The LWC program is 
open to all students, exluding 
first semester freshmen. 

Movie Review: 


Staff Writer 

to pay his bills. He decit 
become a part of an experi 
tal drug that enhance 

The new release Senseless 
s a comedy that will keep you 
aughing throughout the 
no vie. If you saw it in the the- 
iter it would probably remind 
fou of The Nutty Professor 
lue to the similarities in the 

Damon Wayans plays 
Darryl, a hard working college 
itudent competing for a junior 
malyst job on Wall Street. The 

>nly thing holding him back is senses 1 Ox and pays $3,000. 
hat he is in dire need of money David Spade plays the role of 

the cocky rich kid who thinta 
everything can be served on * 
silver platter. As anyone car 
foresee, this drug will heir. 
Dairy 1 win the competition foi 
the junior analyst job. How- 
ever, don't forget that thi; 
movie has a typical happy end- 
ing full of honest moral values 
tons of humor and some 
cheesiness here and there. Thh 
is definitely a movie to rent fa 
a good laugh, because that i« 
exactly what you do through- 
out the entire film. (Rated R 
93 mins) 

He Said, She Said: They Are Still Battling It Out 

continued from page 3 

WNFL? I could see it and it 
would be very entertaining. 
Don't discount women, there 
are some really tough ones out 

Becky: Girls playing foot- 
ball — there's a great idea! 
There are a lot of stupid people 
out in the world that need rules 
to protec^ them. Girls should 
never be allowed to play foot- 
ball, because of the disastrous 
WNBA. What's wrong with 
the WNBA? Well, where do I 
begin? Try to name two teams 
off the top of your head. Bet- 
ter yet, who won the Champi- 
onship last year. Name three 
players in the league. I couldn't 
either. The WNBA is a flop. It 
has turned into an embarrass- 
ment. The teams have to give 
away tickets just to get some 
attendance at the games. The 
only reason some games are 
televised is that the networks 
are still under contract with the 
league. I can guarantee you 
that when the contracts ran out, 
we will no longer have to en- 
dure the hell that is the WNBA. 
The men's USA field hockey 
team hasn't won a game yet, 
well that proves that they 
shouldn't be playing the sport. 
I didn't even know they ex- 
isted. Must be one great sport. 
Mike. Did you wake up on the 
wrong side of the cave this 
morning? Name two WBNA 
teams? I think I will try to 
name them all. Washington 

Mystics, Phoenix Mercury, 
Sacramento Monarchs, Los 
Angeles Sparks, New York 
Liberty, Houston Comets, 
Charlotte Sting, Cleveland 
Rockers and Utah Starzzs and 
there is an expansion franchise 
going into Orlando next year. 
Hram, that was easy. Houston 
won the championship last 
year 3-2 in a best-of-five series, 
and name three players in the 
league. Michelle Timms 
(Phoenix), Sheryl Swoopes 
(Houston), and Cynthia Coo- 
per (Houston). Come on, you 
have to do better than that. The 
WNBA is nowhere near a flop. 
The last time I checked, they 
were selling out the same are- 
nas that their brothers in the 
NBA were failing to sell out. 
The NBA has invested a lot of 
time and money in mis league 
and I cannot believe you would 
dare call it a flop. At least those 
ladies play and don't have 
lockouts. The reason you never 
hear about the USA men's field 
hockey team is because unlike 
every other sport, collegians 
participate. I am not sure of any 
schools that have a men's field 
hockey program. It is really 
Becky: Ahhhhh......yes — a 

typical second rate school pa- 
per sports editor. Of course you 
would be the 0.0001% of the 
population that actually can 
name a few random useless 
facts that will serve no purpose 
in life. Ask any normal indi- 

vidual and they will tell you 
that they cringe at the sight of 
a WNBA game on television. 
Please provide hard evidence 
to any claim you make. Tell me 
a time when (other than the 
current lockout situation) a 
WNBA team sold out an arena 
which an NBA team couldn't. 
You tell me that and I will sur- 
render. Also, it doesn't count 
if they gave out over 50% of 
the tickets to girl scouts and 
other femi-nazi groups. As far 
as Men's field hockey goes, I 
remember a time when only 
collegians played USA Men's 
Basketball. ...guess what? 
People cared about them. They 
weren't running around in 
skirts, and trying to play a 
game that women have histori- 
cally dominated. Just accept 
the fact that women are exclu- 
sively meant for some sports 
and men are exclusively meant 
for other sports. Of course, 
there a few exceptions, such as 
volleyball and soccer, but for 
the most part people need to 
accept their postion in the 
sports world. 

Mike: Wow I Someone has had 
a few bad days in a row! The 
fact remains women can do 
whatever they want, whenever 
they want If I am a general 
manager of an NFL franchise 
and I see a woman available in 
the draft, I take her. You, how- 
ever, will never be that woman! 
Sorry. :-) 


Body Art: One Woman's Personal Narrative 
With Quotes and Ideas From Other People Too 

Opinion Editor 

I got my first tattoo in Sep- 
tember. My mom signed and 
said, "Oh Melanie" in that tone 
she uses when I do something 
stupid. My sister laughed. My 
dad just hung up on me (Note: 
I told them on the phone. It's 
best to do it that way). How- 
ever, I was (and still am) pretty 

How trendy!" Say the 
artsy-fartsy folk. 

I can't say that it was done 
because it was fashionable or 
looked good. Like a lot of 
those who flaunt piercings, I 
had my own personal reasons 
behind the 14 gauge hoop now 
mounted on the orbit of my 

The decision to get a tat- 
too required more contempla- 
tion than the piercing. Having 
damn proud of the Phoenix vowed never to run out and just 
perched on the back of my get a tattoo, I had to find a de- 
neck, and when it comes to tat- sign that appealed to me. Like 
toos, that's all that really mat- 

I've been fascinated by 
body art for a while, but I just 
began my stint as a human can- 
vas about a year ago. Until 
then I would listen to conser- 
vative peers and those "elders" 
discuss the repulsive nature of 
tattooing and piercing, while 
secretly lusting for a little self- 
customization. One night last 
October, compelled by unex- 
plainable forces, I moved from 
the "gate-way" earpiercings, to 
an eyebrow piercing. 

men who fall into your lap 
when you least expect it,, the 
design found me. Although 
always aware of the signifi- 
cance of the Phoenix (Tman 
English major you know), it 
never occurred to me that it 
would be the perfect design 
until after I saw a picture of the 

against my back and the buzz 
of the tattoo gun in my ear (by 
the way, if you have no aver- 
sion to taking your money out 
of the local economy, give him 
a call at (804) 295-7784. He 
does excellent work). Within 
an hour the Phoenix was fin- 
ished and I was sent home to 
nurse my slightly bleeding 
flesh sacrifice. 

I see more tattoos and 
piercings in my future, much 
to the dismay of the parents. 
However, destined to enter mat 
much-talked-about work force 
soon, future art work will have 
to remain hidden. But as it 
serves as my own catharsis, 
that's ok. 

Like current sophomore 
Elizabeth Laschalt said, "It's 
liberating because it's all yours 
and you can do anything you 
want with it. No one else has 

mythological bird rising from a say in what you do with your 
the ashes. body." 

At then end of September 
I found myself sitting alone in 
the Charlottesville branch of 
The Red Dragon, with tattoo 
artist Josh Brown, pressing 

Movie Review: 

Rush Hour 

Staff Writer 

Jackie Chan strikes again in 
his latest 

movie Rush 

Hour. In the 

movie, he is 

hired to help a 

Los Angeles 


(played by 

Chris Tucker) 

to save an 


daughter from 


Jackie Chan is 

well known 

for doing his 

own stunts, rather than hiring 

a double. He carries them out 

extremely well. This movie 

followed the format of his 

Jackie Chan 

returns to 

team up with 

Chris Tucker 

of Friday tame 

In the Action/ 

Adventure Him 

Rush Hour 

other movies; comedy and a 
ton of action. Chris Tucker and 
Jackie Chan are perfect part- 
ners in this movie. They are al- 
ways arguing 
and making 

One of my 
favorite scenes 
is when Chris 
Tucker is trying 
to teach Jackie 
Chan how to 
dance, and 
Jackie Chan is 
trying to teach 
Chris Tucker 
karate moves. 
Although it is a 
typical Jackie 
Chan adventure movie, it is 
definitely worth watching! 

Guide to Selling Your 

A Year in the Life of a Text- 
book— Current Edition Textbooks 
Remain in Use on Our Campus 
the Next Semester 

We want to buy current edition 
books that your professors have 
ordered for use next term. As 
soon as the faculty submit their 
book orders, usually close to the 
end of toe term, we have "de- 
mand" for those books. We will 
pay you 50% of the selling price 
for hardcover and large-format 
softoover textbooks In good con- 
dition, if they have been ordered 
by your professors for required 
use next term and we are not 

rejttooc* Sale Options— The 
Supply and Demand Strategy 

At times when we have bought 
enough books from students to 
fill a professor's order, we can 
no longer pay 50% of the selling 
price for that tttie. This is be- 
cause we are fully stocked and 
no longer need to increase our 
inventory. However, we may be 
able to recycle your text Into the 
national used book distribution 
market If we can do this, we 
will pay you the current price the 
market is paying tor that We, 
Searching Coast-to-Coast—Om 
Giant Bookshelf 

If you have s current e d ition 


Barnes and 

[please write to us at -Box 2949 

lull nil/ - - f IT'' -Tlliwr - i ■ ----- ■ : - - 

textbook that is not being used on 
our campus next term, we check 
the national market price list If 
the book Is In demand" nationally, 
it will be listed. We then can re- 
cycle your book into the rational 
market and pay you the current 
price the market is paying for that 

Going National— Determining 
Prices for Used Books 

The price the national market 
will pay you for your book is much 
tower man toe price we can pay 
you when we need toe title on our 
own campus. This is because toe 
warehouse that buys these books 
must pay tor shipping them to a 
central location, cataloging them, 
and storing them tor montos of 
years before reselling them. 
Generation Text— When Titles Go 
Out of Circulation 

Publishers issue new editions of 
textbooks frequently. They do this 
partly as a result of changing infor- 
mation, but also to discourage toe 
saie of used books. When a new 
edition of a title come (Hit, the pre- 
vious edition loses its value. Old 
edition textbooks are in surplus in 
the national used book market, 
and there is no demand for them. 
They have no value and unfortu- 
nately we cannot buy toem. You 
may wish to keep these books for 
your own Bbrery since they can 

Disc, Tape, and Workbook 

If your text was sold as part of 
a package containing both the 
book, and a computer disc, and 
audio tape, or a workbook, 
these items must be included 
when you sell back the book. 
However, due to concern about 
toe potential for mishandled 
discs or tapes, and the inability 
to check these items at the • 
buyback counter, decisions 
about buying these packages 
will be made by the store man- 
ager on the title-by-title basis. 
Timing Is Everytoing—»Nhen to 
Sell Your Books 

The best time to sen your 
used books is during finals 
week, at the end of a term. By 
this time, we have received 
book orders from most of the 
faculty and the call for certain 
titles is high. That means we 
can pay you more for your used 

Check This Out— Remember to 
Bring Your Student ID 
For toe protection of ail the stu- 
dents on our campus, we al- 
ways require those setting 
books to show current student 

or you may wish to donate toem to 
the charity of your choice. 

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NOVEMBER 11, 1998 


Women's Soccer Team Falls Short In CVAC 
Tournament; Finishes Season With 16-4-1 Record 

"W" ongwood won two of 
i three matches in the 
A-J CVAC Tournament dur- 
ing die past week, de- 
feating Coker (S.C.) 5-0 
Nov. 3 and Queens 
(N.C.) 2-1 Nov. 6 before 
a season-ending 3-1 loss 
to Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 
Nov. 7. Coach Todd 
Dyer's squad completed 
the season at 16-4-1 
overall, 8-1-1 in the 
CVAC The 16 victories 
are a new school-record 
for seasonal wins, and 
marks the fourth con- 
secutive year that the 
fifth-year program has 
reached double-figures 
in wins. 

#2 Lonrwood 5. #7 Coker 

Clifton, Va.-Paul VI HS scored 
two goals, while junior de- 
fender Christy Reynolds/Dale 

There was one own-goal a semifinal match, LC got the more forward Erin Hirschi/Vir- 
during the contest on a deflec- game-winning goal from se- ginia Beach, Va. -Salem HS. 
tion off a Cobra defender, nior defender and team captain Kennedy made 11 saves as the 

Royals took a 23-21 ad- 

Lonewood Women's Soccer Season Recap 

Record: 16-4-1, 8-1-1 in CVAC (CVAC Tournament Rurmer-Up) 

Last Week's Results: defeated #7 seed Coker 5-0 in CVAC Quarterfinals, defeated #J seed Queens 2-1 at 
Barton in CVAC semi-finals, lost to #1 Belmont Abbey 3-1 at Barton in CVAC tournament finals 
Statistical Leaders: For the season, Kate Hrastar led the team in scoring with nine goals and a team-best 
seven assists for 25 points (1.19 ppg.). Erin Hirschi (team-best 10 goals, 4 assists) followed Hrastar with 
24 points (1.20 ppg.). Hirschi was ranked seventh in CVAC scoring last week. Amy Kennedy started every 
contest with 1851:00 in from of the net, allowing 17 goals (0.83) with 111 saves (5.29) for an .867 save % 
and the eight shutouts. Kennedy was ranked first last week among CVAC goalkeeping leaders. 
Additionally, Kennedy was ranked 16th nationally as of Oct. 25 in goals against average (0.69). 
Team Statistics: The Lancers were ranked in a tie for 13th nationally in winning percentage (833*/Q, and 
were 1 7th nationally in team defense (0. 73). 

Against #1 seed and 
14th-ranked Belmont 
Abbey in the champion- 
ship match, LC's lone 
goal came from Hrastar 
late in the first-half with 
an assist from junior 
midfielder Claudia Watt/ 
Virginia Beach, Va.- 
Green Run HS to tie the 
contest at 1-1 at the 
City, Va.-C.D. Hylton HS and Sophomore keeper Amy Stephanie Tucker /Woodbridge, break. Kennedy made 10 saves 
freshman defender Carrie Kennedy/Crozet, Va.-Western Va.-Gar-Field HS with just as the nationally-ranked Cru- 

Albemarle HS made three 3:49 remaining with an assist saders scored two second-half 

vantage in shots. 

CVAC Finals: *1 

Belmont Abbey 3, #2 


Against #7 seed Coker in a N.Y.-Ouilderland HS each 

quarterfinal match, #2 seed LC added a goal as well. Sopho- 

led 2-0 at die intermission be- more midfielders Amanda 

fore adding three goals in the Stombaugh/Sterling, Va.-Park 

second half to secure the View HS and Heather Ayres/ 

victory. Senior forward and Chesapeake, Va.-Indian River #2 Lonrwood 2. U3 Queens 1 

saves while earning 
her eighth shutout this season 
as the hosts took a 26-6 advan- 
tage in shots. 

team captain Kate Hrastar/ HS each contributed assists. Against #3 seed Queens in HS with an assist from sopho- 

from Reynolds. The match was goals, one during the final 
tied 1-1 at the intermission as minute, to secure the win. It is 
the Lancers got a first-half the second-straight year that 
goal from freshman forward Longwood has finished as con- 
Melodie Massey/Virginia ference tournament runners- 
Beach, Va.-Floyd E. Kellam up. 

Longwood Well Represented 
In All-CVAC Soccer Picks 

7 Players Named to CVAC Dream Teams; Andy Plum 
Named 'Freshman of the Year* 

Jf unior sweeper Angela 
Snyder/Sterling, Va.-Park 
View HS leads the five 
All-CVAC selections among 
the Longwood women's team 
as announced at the CVAC 
Championships. Snyder, a 
first-team honoree, started all 
21 matches and was the anchor 
of the team's defense. She 
scored one goal on the year 
and is a repeat pick on the All- 
CVAC first-team. 

Joining Snyder on die All- 
CVAC teams are Erin Hirschi, 
along with freshmen defender 

Jennifer Qombo/Burke, Va.- 
Lake Braddock HS and 
midfielder Irene Vlasidis/Rich- 
mond, Va.-James River HS on 
the second-team; while 
Kennedy earned honorable 
mention honors. Hirschi was 
an honorable mention 
selection a year ago. Gombo 
started 19 of 20 matches with 
two goals totaling four points 
(0.20 ppg.). VtaskHs started all 
21 matches with five goals and 
five assists for IS points (0.71 
ppg.), fourth-best on the 
team in scoring. 

Andy Plum was named the 
CVAC 'Freshman of the Year' 
by the c o nfer e nce coaches as 
All-CVAC selections were an- 
nounced at the CVAC Cham- 
pionships. Plum, a 
first-team All-CVAC choice as 
well, started 19 of 20 matches, 
and his 13 goals are the high- 
est during a season for the 
Lancers since 1989 (Roy 
Jones, 14). Helling started 13 
of 13 matches, scoring mree 
goals along with a team-best 
five assists for 1 1 points (0.91 

Longwood Falls In 
Debut Match OF ECAC 
Field Hockey Semifinals 

Assumption Ends Lancers Season at 11-6 

JT ongwood lost its final 
/ match of die season last 

-I— /week, falling 2-0 to As- 
sumption (Mass.)Nov. 7 in mi 
Eastern College Athletic Con- 
ference (ECAC) semifinal 
contest Coach Nancy Joel's 
squad completed the season 
with an 11-6 record. The 
Lancers, ranked third in the 
final NCAA Division II South 
Region Coaches Poll, com- 
peted to then* first-ever ECAC 
Championships while making 
their first post-season appear- 

ance since 1975. 

Against #2 seed Assump- 
tion, #3 seed LC yielded a 
goal during each half of 
die match played in Waltham, 
ior keeper and team captain 
Kim Iman/Virginia Beach, 
Vfc.-Frank W. Cox HS made 

see Field Hockey, page 11 


Field Hockey Falls to Assumption in ECAC 

Championship Semifinals 

continued from page 10 

eight saves to keep the Lane- game Nov, 21 in Philadelphia, 
ers close throughout the con- Pa. at the University of Penn- 


"Kim had an outstanding 
game," said Joel. "We didn't 
play the turf particularly well 
and we looked tired. We've 
got some idea now of what 
we've got to do in the next 
year. We had a good season 
and the team worked hard all 

Through the 17 matches, 
senior forward and team cap- 
tain Janelle Kern/Marysville, 
Pa.-Susquenita HS led the 
team in scoring with 10 goals 
and three assists for 23 points 
(1.35 ppg.). Kern and class- 
mate midfielder Melissa 
Miranda/Virginia Beach, Ya.- 

sylvania — site of the 1998 
Division I Field Hockey 
Championships. Junior for- 
ward Elizabeth 
Mann/Richmond, Va.-Open 
HS (8g, 4a) and sophomore 
midfielder Heather Kinstler/ 
Virginia Beach, Va.-Tallwood 
HS (8g, 4a), each followed 
with 20 points (1.18 ppg.). 
Iman played 1103:34 in front 
of the cage, allowing 19 goals 
(1.21) with 141 saves (8.29) 
for an .881 save % and six 

Longwood's 11 victories 
mark the third consecutive 
year that the program has 
reached double-figures in 

Kempsville HS (3g, 4a, lOp) wins. Additionally, the Lane- 
have been selected to partici- ers attained their highest re- 
pate in the 1 998 National gional ranking in school his- 
Field Hockey Coaches Asso- tory when they were ranked 
ciation (NFHCA) Division II first in the region during the 
North/South Senior All-Star first coaches poll of the sea- 

Longwood Men Fall In CVAC 
Soccer Semifinals; Finish 11-10 

Jason Corey, Kate 
Hrastar Named 
Longwood Players Of 
The Week 

TT ongwood College soccer 
/ standouts Kate Hrastar/ 
X-/Clifton, Va.-Paul VI HS 
and Jason Corey/Burke, Va.- 
Lake Braddock HS have been 
selected as Longwood College/ 
Domino's 'Players of the 
Week* for the period 
October 28-November 3. The 
Lancer honorees are chosen by 
the College's office of sports 
information each week. 

Hrastar, a senior forward, 
led Longwood to three victo- 
ries during the past week. She 
scored two goals during a 5-0 
triumph past Coker (S.C.) 
Nov. 3 in a CVAC Tournament 
quarterfinal match at First Av- 
enue Field. Hrastar also scored 
the game- winning goal during 
a 2-1 victory past visiting 
Shippeosburg (Pa.) Oct. 28. 
The Lancers also defeated 
Limestone (S.C.) by a score of 
2- 1 Oct 3 1 . Hrastar has started 
14 of 19 matches this season 
and is second on the team in 

scoring with seven goals and 
seven assists (leads team) to- 
taling 21 points (1.11 ppg.). 
Kate is the daughter of Gerald 
and Mary Hrastar of Clifton, 
Va. and is majoring in physi- 
cal education at Longwood. 

Corey, a sophomore 
midfielder, led Longwood to a 
pair of victories during the past 
week. He scored two goals 
while adding one assist during 
a 5-2 win past visiting 
Shippensburg (Pa.) Oct. 28 at 
First Avenue Field. The Lanc- 
ers also defeated Limestone 
(S.C.) by a score of 2-0 Oct 3 1 . 
Corey has started three of 12 
matches this season and is tied 
for sixth on the team in scor- 
ing wi th two goals and two as- 
sise totaling six points (0.50 


Jason is the son of Larry 

and Lorraine Corey of Burke, 

Va. and is majoring in business 

administration at Longwood. 

TT ongwood split two road 
# matches in the CVAC 
A- /Tournament during the 
past week, defeating Queens 
(N.C) 2-1 Nov. 4 before a sea- 
son-ending 1-0 loss at Barton 
(N.C.) Nov. 7. Coach Todd 
Dyer's squad completed the 
season at 11-10 overall, 7-4 in 
the CVAC. The 11 victories 
mark the second consecutive 
year that the program has 
reached double-figures in wins. 

Longwood 2, Queens I 

At #4 seed Queens in a 
quarterfinal match, #5 seed LC 
led 1-0 at the intermission as 
junior defender Corey 
McConville/ Gainesville, Va.- 
Brentsville HS scored a first- 
half goal at 32:56 with an as- 
sist from sophomore midfielder 
Jason Helling/Woodbridge, 
Va.-Woodbridge HS. It was 
McConville's first goal of the 
season, and first tally of his 


Freshman midfielder Andy 
Plum/ Nokesville, Va.- 
Brentsville HS added what 
proved to be the game- winning 
goal in the second half at 71 :36 
to give LC a 2-0 advantage, 
getting an assist from junior 
forward and team captain 
Brian Zollinhofer/ 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Charlottesville HS. Sophomore 
keeper Zach Wheeler 
Yorktown, Va.-Tabb HS made 
four saves as the visitors took 
a 24-12 advantage in shots. 
Queens had been the three-time 
defending conference champi- 

Barton 1. Longwood 

At # 1 seed and tournament 
host Barton in a semifinal 
match, LC yielded a lone goal 
midway through the first-half 
that proved the difference. 
Wheeler made six saves to keep 

the Lancers close as the blue 
and white outshot the Bulldogs 

Through the 21 matches, 
Plum led the team in scoring 
with a team-best 1 3 goals and 
three assists for 29 points (1 .50 
ppg.). Plum was ranked fifth 
last week in CVAC scoring. 
Zollinhofer (7g, 2a) followed 
Plum with 16 points (0.88 
ppg.). Wheeler started nine of 
1 3 matches played with 939: 1 5 
in front of the net, allowing 21 
goals (2.01) with 9? saves 
(7.46) for an .822 save % and 
two shutouts. Senior keeper 
Scott Benninghoff/Colonial 
Heights, Va.-Colonial Heights 
HS started 10 of 11 matches 
played with 795:40 in front of 
the net, allowing 17 goals 
(1.92) with 64 saves (5.82) 
for a .790 save % and two shut- 
outs. Bennirtghoff was ranked 
sixth last week among CVAC 
goalkeeping leaders. 

Soccer Player Profile: Junior Mark Markiewicz 

NAME: Mark Thomas Markiewicz 

YEAR: Junior 


SPORT: Men s Soccer 

MAJOR: Physical Education 

HEIGHT: 5*11" 

HAIR COLOR: brown 

EYE COLOR: hazel 

HOMETOWN: Montclair, Virginia 

FAMILY: parents, Tom and GaU Markiewicz siblings, twin brother-Chris, and older sister 


FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: anything and everything 

FAVORITE T. V. SHOW: Sportscenter 

HOBBIES: golf, tennis 

HIGH SCHOOL: CD. Hylton High School 

AWARDS IN H.S.: team nationally ranked in high school all 4 years 

POSITION: forward 

# OF YEARS PLAYING: since he was 4 years old is now 21 

MOST MEMORABLE SOCCER MOMENT: "When our team won states my junior year in 

high school, and then losing states my senior year. " * 

STATS: 3 goals, 2 assists (as of 10-28-98) 

HIS FUTURE PLANS: "I want to be a physical education teacher. I would like to hopefully 

teach in my hometown. I would enjoy doing this at the high school level. I also want to coach 

soccer at the high school where I teach. " 

WHA T OTHERS SA Y: Jason Helling, roommate, "He s a leader on the soccer field and a 

loyal friend," 

Scoa Hopson, teammate, "He's a flawless wonder on the field and off the field he s a friend 

with a lot of poise and charisma. " 

Todd Dyer, coach, " Mark and I go way back He played club ball for me with the U- 17 P. W.S.I. 

Cosmos. He s really grown as a player. The main difference that I see is that he wants to be the 

guy to win games for us. Sometimes he fails and sometimes he succeeds, but he always wants the 

ball in crucial situations. You couldn't ask for abetter mentality in afbrward 

Corey McConville, teammate, "He has a good work ethic on and off the field " 

Stew Gregory, teammate, "Mark is very positive whether the situation is good or bad * 

Time to Voice Your Opinion, Longwood! 

Open Forum with Dr. Cormier - November 
1 1th from 6:15-8:30 in Lankford Ballroom 

Volume 78, Number 4 

W$t JXotunba 

Fighting The Longwood Administration Since 1920 

November 24, 1998 

President's Forum, the Communication Breakdown 

Staff Writer 

An open f orum for students 
to voice their concerns to the 
college administration was 
held in the Lankf ord Ballroom 
on Wednesday, November 11, 
at 6:15 p.m. 

The board of admin- 
istrators was composed of 
President Cormier, Rick 
Hurley, Vice President of 
Administration and Finance, 
Ken Rockensies, Director of 
Student Services, Norm 
Bregman, Vice President of 
Academic Affairs and Phyllis 
Mable, Vice President of 
Student Affairs. TLmPierson, 
Dean of Students served as 
the mediator. Student turnout 
was high. Due to the high 
attendence by students, mere 
were not enough seats for 
everyone at the forum. 

The forum began with a 
welcome address from Dr. 
Cormier, and she assured the 
audience mat the "college is 
about the students," and the 
purpose of the event was to 
answer any questions that 
students had. 

Many students had con- 
cerns to address to the admin- 
istration, such as the removal 
of the Forensics team, campus 
safety, the proposal to stop 
electing Judicial Board mem- 
bers and a desired support of 
the recycling program. At 
one point the line of students 
waiting for a chance to speak 
extended to the front door of 
the ballroom. Many issues 
were brought to the attention 
of the administration, as 
students voiced their opinions 

and concerns about their 

The issue that was brought 
up most frequently was the 
communication between the 
administration and students. 
Many students announced 
that they felt mat their voice 
was not heard by admin- 
istrators. One student ex- 
pressed concern for what he 
saw as a lack of an "upward 
flow of information." He 
stated that students hear of 
the administration's de- 
cisions, but it was much 
harder for students' opinions 
to reach the administration. 

Dr. Bregman explained that 
sometimes it was necessary to 
make decisions without 
students, and that the 
administration had to make 
decisions for the good of the 
school, and explained, "you 
pay us to look out for you." 

Another student declared 
that decisions were made and 
students were notified 
afterwards. She believed that 
students should be involved 
in the decision making 
process from its first stages. 
Dr. Cormier expressed her 
concern with the issue and 
promised to have a team of 
students created to improve 
the communication lines, and 
stated that "...communication 
is everyone's business.* 

The use of The Rotunda to 
bring issues to student's 
attention was suggested, and 
Steve Stratton, SGA President, 
stated that the SGA has 
already begun work on 
creating a web page, as well 
as student notification by e- 
mail. Dr. Cormier also 

promised that a copy of 
Longwood's "Strategic Plan" 
would be placed in the library 
so that students would be 
more informed about the 
changes planned for our 

In response to the task force 
organized by the state of 
Virginia to curb underage and 

President Cormier held an 
open forum on November 11. 

binge drinking Longwood 
has begun to work closely 
with the Town of Farmville 
police to address the problem. 
Students voiced concerns 
with what they saw as 
excessive rales about alcohol 
consumption. Those of legal 
drinking age felt that their 
rights were being denied and 
that by removing safe 
drinking environments on 
campus, students were being 
placed in potentially dan- 
gerous situations off campus. 
One student stated mat rules 
will not stop consumption of 

alcohol, but destroy social 
situations and increase binge 

Dr. Cormier agreed that 
these were valid concerns, 
stating "we all know what 
prohibition did," and agreed 
to look into reinstalling Senior 
night at the Cafe, as well as the 
Biergarten at Oktoberfest She 
assured students that their 
concerns did not go unheard, 
and promised to "look at this 
again and give some latitude 
to those of legal drinking age." 

Students raised the question 
of how the administration had 
the right to dictate where 
students may and may not go 
off of campus. Ken Rock- 
ensies explained that the 
college had a "scope of 
authority," and had a re- 
sponsibility to protect Long- 
wood's "learning environ- 
ment." Dr. Cormier stated 
that "certain off-campus sites 
have notoriously been a 
problem," and the college has 
a responsibility tothe 
community as well as its 

She explained that athletes 
were unable to visit certain 
locations because they have a 
tremendous amount of rules 
they must follow as 
representatives of the college. 
She summarized her v ie w on 
this topic and said, "you play, 
you pay." She offered an 
option to students who 
disagreed with the decision 
and declared, "the choice you 
have is not to come here." 

Another concern of students 
was the suggestion by Ken 
Rockensies, Director of 
Student Services, that 

elections for Judicial Board be 
eliminated. His proposal was 
that the previous Judicial 
Board would select the one to 
follow, as he felt that Judicial 
Board elections were often 
"popularity contests," and 
that this proposed screening 
process would enhance the 
effectiveness of the board. 
Students were distressed by 
this, not only because they 
were not involved in the 
decision making; but that they 
felt they had a right to choose 
the people who would judge 
them should they have to 
come before the board. 

A reoccurring concern was 
the loss of tiie Forensics team. 
Dr. Bregman explained that 
the Forensics director, Bill 
Fiege, was cut to make room 
for another position in the 
Theater Department, which is 
a program that offers a degree 
and is understaffed. Student 
concerns were based on the 
problems this would cause for 
the team, which would be 
made into a club. Forensics 
achieved a national ranking, 
and provided students with 
valuable opportunities and 
skills, as well as giving 
positive publicity to the 

The members of the team 
were also upset that they were 
not included in the discussion 
to end the team, however Dr. 
Bregman insisted that the 
"Institution was much better 
served" by this change, and 
that mis "was not not a matter 
to be brought to students." 
Members of the team itself, 
however, and many other 






Mixed Opinions About Forum Action in Recyclin 

On November 1 1th, President Cormier hosted an open forum in Lankford Student Union for stu- 
dents to express their concerns about issues surrounding Longwood. The 
forum sponsored by the Student Government Association also included a number of other ad- 
ministrators such as Norman Bregman, Vice-President of Academic Affairs; Phyllis Mable, Vice-Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs; Rick Hurley, Vice-President of Administration and Finance; Ken Rockensies, 
Director of Student Services; and Rob Key, Director of Facilities Management Many students did not 
know that other administrators would also be answering their questions, and were surprised to see a 
panel of people instead of just Dr. Cormier. 

The forum was packed with students who were ready to voice their concerns about the Forensics 
Team, on-campus parking problems, off-campus parties, and alcohol issues. Students brought up many 
excellent questions, but became frustrated when some administrators began to avoid answering their 
questions directly. It took several students to ask about the future of the Forensics team before the 
answer that Bill Fiege, director of the program, would not be returning to teach next school year was 
finally stated. This led some students to believe that they were wasting their time attending the forum 
because their questions were not being fully answered by "the powers that be." Open forums are a good 
idea to have, but the purpose of them should be to have honest, direct communication between trie 
students and administrative staff. If students take the time to show up and speak at a forum about prob- 
lems they are concerned about, the administration should take these concerns seriously and give the 
students straight answers. 

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Being a first year student I find 
myself being at a disadvantage 
when it comes to being informed 
about clubs and organizations 
that are on campus. I am very 
fortunate that in the process of 
gathering information for this 
commentary, I was educated on 
the recycling groups that are 
found on campus. 

In hopes of discovering more 
information on recycling, I sent 
e-mails to the people on campus 
who are responsible for recy- 
cling. Some of my leads were 
dead-ends, while others proved 
to be very helpful. Ed Bell was 
able to give me the strategic plan 
for the recycling of (he future. He 
informed me of where the recy- 
cling bins were located, who is 
responsible for them, and how 
they are collected. One piece of 
information that I was unaware 
of is that Longwood works with 
the STEPS program of Farmvflk, 
STEPS is a work pr og ram for de- 
velopmentally challenged indi- 
viduals according to Bell. Long- 
wood pays STEPS to process me 
materials that we recycle. 

My most interesting research 
was done in a personal interview 
with members of the Conserva- 
tion Council. In talking with the 
representatives, I revealed that I 
was going to write a commentary 
about how students need to be 
more aware of the recycling 
availability that exists on cam- 
pus. At this point, one of the rep- 
resentatives expressed his disap- 
proval for my topic. I was 
shocked that he did not like my 
angle, until he explained that 
awareness shows no direct ac- 
tion. The more I thought acout 
this, the more I realized that the 
representative's insight was very 

I think it is far to say that we 
are all aware of conservation and 
trie advantages that it offers to the 
environment However, conser- 
vation awareness does not mean 
that people practice conservation, 
I strongly believe that it is our 
duty as inhabitants of the Earth 
to not only treat her with respect, 

but to put as much work into 
keeping her clean for the inhab- 
itants of the future. Recycling 
takes as much effort as it takes 
to toss an aluminum can into a 
recycle bin. We can all help and 
it only takes minimal effort to do 
so. Other ways to conserve and 
protect the natural environment 
range from using lemon juice and 
baking soda as cleaners instead 
of Clorox bleach and cutting 
back die amount of beef that you 
eat in a week. 

The Conservation Council's 
mission statement is to promote 
a comprehensive permanent re- 
cycling program. This means 
making Longwood a campus that 
we can be proud of , a campus that 
has made an environmental com- 
mitment But, to establish this 
goal, it requires the participation 
of the student body: the entire 
student body! We all live on this 
Earth awl that is the one thing that 
each and every person has in 
common. It seems hard to com- 
prehend that every single person 
in the world could have the ex- 
act thing in common, but it is 
very true. It makes conservation 
all the more important, because 
conservation will allow us to en- 
joy having this in common. 

A few minor tips to keep in 
mind when recycling is to make 
sure all liquids and food items 
stay out of the recycling bins. 
Any dung other than the recy- 
clable product that goes into the 
bins has to be handpicked out of 
the bins. Even if you are not an 
active recycler, please have re- 
spect for those who are by not 
discarding unnecessary items in 
the specially marked recycling 

The main goal for the future 
should be to want conservation 
to become a part of our everyday 
lives. Members of the Conserva- 
tion Council stress that students 
participate in recycling, and also 
re me m be r that anyone that re- 
cycles and conserves is a part of 
this organization, 

For more information on con- 
servation and recycling you can 
reach memb e rs of die Conserva- 
tion Council at 

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Wal-Mart, the One Stop Monopoly 

Opinion Editor 

I used to be a Wal-Mart 
shopper. . . or Sprawl-Mart 
shopper as some are beginning to 
call it. . . until I realized the 
negative impact that the Big Box 
has on the community. I will be 
the first to admit that I loath 
Farmville, but I do respect the 
small-town environment, which 
Wal-Mart threatens every time it 
constructs another generic, one- 
stop buying store. 

Many may dismiss the small- 
town ideal as a thing of the past, 
a worthwhile sacrifice to the 
convenience and low prices of 
Wally- World. I, however, would 
like to hold on to the laid-back 
way of life in which I've grown 
up. Luckily, I'm not the only one 
who feels this way. 

As Wal-Mart continues to 
grow, citizens of small and large 
towns alike are growing uneasy 
about the intimidating presence 
of Wal-Mart and Super Wal- 
Marts. With Wal-Mart setting out 
to accomplish its goal of one 
store every 40 miles, articles are 
appearing in numerous 
newspapers and magazines 
discussing the crippling effect the 
store has on the community. 
Especially communities like 

In the article, "Eight Ways to 
Stop the Stove: Up Against Wal- 
Mart," Albert Norman writes, 
"The Arkansas mega-retailer has 
emerged as the main threat to 
Mais Street, U.S.A, Economic 
impact studies in Iowa, 
Massachusetts, and elsewhere 
suggest that Wal-Mart's gains are 
largely captured from other 

only know how to add. They 
never talk about the jobs they 
destroy, the vacant retail space 
they create, or their impact on 
commercial property values. . . 
Except for one high school 
scholarship per year, Wal-Mart 
gives very little back to the 
Ironically, Wal-Mart began 

Ad by giovanni Alluisi 

with small-town ideals in mind. 
Sam Walton, who was known for 
being a "regular guy," created 
Wal-Mart with the idea of 
maintaining the same small-town 
values that kept him driving an 
old truck and meeting with 
friends in the local coffee shop. 
After Walton's death in 1991, the 
company began to change as 
David Glass took over. 

In the article, "The Wal-Mart 
Annual Meeting: From Small- 
Town America to a Global 
Corporate Culture" Mary Jo 
Schneider, a Wal-Mart 
shareholder for the past 20 years, 
writes, "Walton's successor, 
David Glass, lacks Walton's 
charisma. Glass is dry and 

dispassionate, and not afraid of 
change. Since Walton's death, 
Glass has raised Wal-Mart's long 
term debt from $1.7 billion to 
$8.5 billion. He has closed 
traditional Wal-Mart stores and 
ambitiously expanded overseas, 
even though the company's 
International Division has yet to 
prove profitable." 

Written in Fall of 1998, the 
article, which can be found in 
Human Organization, depicts the 
mutation of Sam Walton's 

The strikes against Wal-Mart 
extend beyond the destruction of 
the small town community. 
Despite the heavy environmental 
campaign, Wal-Mart remains one 
of Farm villa's biggest polluters as 
waste from the parking lot heads 
into the Chesapeake Bay because 
of an unfinished buffer wall. 
Many conscientious citizens 
were also upset that only 10 to 
15 of Super Wal-Mart's 300+ 
employees were full time, 
leaving the majority of the rest 
to fish for second jobs in order 
to support themselves and family. 

However, because Farmville 
is, well, Farmville, the idea of 
damaging Main Street was the 
main concernf or residents. Those 
who have been around since 
Super Wal-Mart's opening day 
have noticed the changes in 
storefronts since it came to town. 
With Wal-Mart reigning as the # 
1 store for students and townies 
those who wish to preserve the 
rand lifestyle hold their bream 
hoping die damage to me small- 
town community will be 


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1. To WCLX for keeping the Happy Harry Hard-On 
legacy in good judgment (except for the AKINYELLE 
Put it in Your Mouth selection). 

2. To Aramark and the Dining Hall student employ- 
ees for an excellently done Thanksgiving dinner that 
even included "real" mashed potatoes. 

3. To Peer Helpers for the continued tradition of the 
Christmas Angel Tree that allows students to give 
something back to the community. 

4. To the administration for actually having a Presi- 
dential Forum for students to express their concerns. 

5. To the Java Hut for opening student eyes to inter- 
national opportunities through the Peace Corps. 



1. To Norman bregman for his rhetorical inexacti- 
tudes at President Cormier's Forum. 

2. To professors who are scheduling exams and quizes 
for the day before and after our Thanksgiving holi- 

3. To the Board of Administrators at the Presidential 
Forum for sending the students in circles with their 
responses, or lack of responses. 

4. To Campus Police for the lack of safety lighting 
and extenuating the feel of fear around campus. 

5. To Facilities Management for the irregular regula- 
tion of heating around campus. 

Send your Props and Drops to 
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Health Cen ter Gives HIV Tests 

Newt Editor 

During recent years students 
have wondered why Student 
Health did not have confidential 
AIDS testing Now that confi- 
dential testing is available, stu- 
dents wonder at the change. Pam 
Higgins, Director of Student 
Health, says it was a matter of 

Higgins stated, "If we did the 
testing here ourselves, it would 
have to go on the Student Health 
Record and we did not want to 
put that on there. That is why we 
asked die Health Department to 
come and they came." 

The Prince Edward County 
Public Health Department visited 

the campus and held two clinics, 
one Tuesday, November 10th, 
and one on Monday, November 
16th. They were organized by 
Carolyn Gills, R.N. of Student 
Health, and Candy Dunn a nurse 
from the Health Department. 
Both clinics had high attendance 
and were very successful. 

"We had a total of 60 people 
come to the testing and we are 
now planning to have 3 or 4 clin- 
ics next spring," Gills said, "Be- 
sides the Prince Edward County 
Public Health Department, there 
are also many other testing sites 
throughout Virginia that offer 
confidential AIDS testing and 
some even offer anonymous 
AIDS testing." 

The difference between the test- 
ing is that anonymous AIDS test- 
ing is when a person is given an 
assigned number which is placed 
on your blood. If the number is 
lost, the test results will not be 
given out. Confidential AIDS 
testing is a little bit different be- 
cause coded numbers are given 
and people must give their names 
and social security numbers to 
the Health Department For most 
students, the act of taking an 
AIDS test is both threatening and 
frightful. Although it is a shame 
that Student Health can not ad- 
minister confidential AIDS test- 
ing, students were glad mat a safe 
alternative was given. 

Longwood Center for the 
Visual Arts Activities 

Press Release 

Follow Up: Longwood to 
Have 5,000 Students by 2007 

Staff Writer 

Longwood's plan to increase 
enrollment from 3,340 students 
to 5,000 by the year 2007 has 
many students worried about the 
effects on already limited 
resources. President Cormier 
plans for an additional 30 
students to enroll next year; 50 
the following year and so on for 
the subsequent 10 years until 
Longwood's enrollment peaks at 
5000 students. As she stated in 
this month's open forum, "...this 
should not provide any dramatic 
changes for the school." 

This year, as many students 
have noticed, 50 more freshmen 
arrived in August than expected, 
forcing many students into 
temporary housing. As of 
November, there were still 
students living in temporary 

"We don't have room for the 
surplus freshman this year, how 
are we supposed to have room for 
30 more next year?" commented 
Joelle Sines. 

One remedy that has been 
discussed is a change in the off- 
campus housing policy. During 
the 1999 fall semester, Long- 

wood is allowing an additional 
125 students to live off-campus, 
bringing the total to 240. 

Another issue students threw 
at the panel of administrators 
during the open forum was 
parking. Students, as a whole, 
agreed that the parking at 
Longwood is inadequate and 
ridiculous. The students were 
concerned that with the 
expansion of the college there 
would be even less parking 
spaces on campus. The panel 
tried, unsuccessfully, to calm the 
students by stating that a new 
parking lot on the corner of 
Griffin Street and School Street 
would be added before students 
returned from break in January. 
With an increase ia enrollment 
by 2007, President Cormier 
assured students that there would 
be many positive changes 
occurring around campus. She 
plans to have a renovation of 
Jarman auditorium, new 
acoustics in Wygal, and a new 
science building. 

One more question asked by 
students was, "Will Longwood 
College be renamed Longwood 
University with the increase in 
enrollment?" As cheers came 
from the audience, the panel 

reassured students that Long- 
wood College would remain 
Longwood College. 

Although, there is still a large 
gray area concerning the new 
plans for Longwood College 
when the enrollment is increased 
to 5,000 students should rest 
assured that President Cormier 
and the administration have 
nothing but positive changes for 
the college when 2007 finally 
rolls around. 

Do you like to took at art? Do 
you collect art? Did you know 
that all Longwood students are 
members of the Center for the 
Visual Arts? Do you know where 
the center is located? (On the 
corner of Main and Third Streets, 
about a five minute walk from 

Even if you are not a collector 
or are not familiar with art, you 
should still drop by and become 
acquainted with its exhibitions 
and programs. 

There are several interesting 
exhibitions and activities going 
on now through December. The 
Made in Virginia Holiday Craft 
Show will be on view through 
January 16th, 1999 in the Bishop 
Gallery. This show is a great 
opportunity to purchase one-of- 
a-kind Christmas gifts. Students 
get a 10% discount on the items 
purchased at Made in Virginia. 

In the Sully Gallery, 
photographs by O. Winston Link 
are displayed. O. Winston Link 
has been called the greatest of 
railway photographers. His 
photographs depict rural life in 
western Virginia and the Norfolk 
Soumern Line in the 1950's. 

The Highbridge Railroad 
Club also has a large and 
interesting train display that 
includes historic Farmville and 
Prince Edward County sites. 

The Moton Project is on 
display through January 1999. 
The Mourn Project is a collection 
of artifacts from parents, 
students, and friends from Moton 
High School, the school is 
famous for its part in the 
landmark decision by the 
Supreme Court case, Brown u the 
Board of Education. 

Ron Hill, a student intern, is 
available most mornings to 
answer questions and to provide 
an orientation of the exhibitions. 
LCVA also offers several 
volunteer progr am s. One of die 
two primary volunteer programs 
is the Art for Children at Risk, 
which provides elementary 
school children who display 
anger or violent behavior with a 
structured art experience. The 
program also helps in the 

development of the child's social 
skills, accurate observance, and 
goal setting skills. Volunteers are 
needed to attend the weekly 
classes to work alongside the 
children as mentors and role 
The second program, Art Print 
Volunteer is a program that uses 
large scale reproductions of work 
to teach children how to look at 
art Volunteers adopt a class in a 
public school and visit it monthly, 
directing the students. If you 
have any questions, contact the 
LCVA at 395-2206. 

Time and Preparation Required for Graduate School 

Stuff Writer 

Graduate school is the last 
thing a freshman thinks about, 
but according to Androrriki Fallis, 
Director of the Career Center, 
that is when die process begins. 
This dees not necessarily mean 
that you axe searching for a 
school, but it is good to keep the 
thought of graduate school in the 
back of your mind. This way you 
have the incentive to keep a well- 
established grade point average 
and begin to create relationships 
with faculty and staff members. 

However, when senior year 
rolls around, you have a pretty 
good idea if you want to attend 

graduate school or enter corpo- 
rate America. According to 
Fallis, if one decides they want 
to pursue graduate school, there 
are certain questions that one 
must ask. A few to begin with 
are: Why do you want to go? 
How would graduate school en- 
hance your career profession? 
Can you afford it? 

Fallis suggests making a list of 
all of die qualities you are look- 
ing for in a graduate school. 
Some examples are: cost, re- 
quirements, location, size, school 
reputation, and reputation of the 
program. The list may vary ac- 
cording to what you are looking 
for, but it is easier if you priori- 

tize the list starting with the fac- 
tor that is most important to you. 
After the list, a good thing to 

do would be to chose a school. 
One should make a list of about 

10 schools and then narrow it 
down to about 4 or 5 schools. 
Write the schools for informa- 
tion, then choose the top three to 
apply to. When applying, it is a 
smart idea to make a copy of all 
of the information that needs to 
be filled out This way one can 
practice writing the application 
and perfecting the essays. 

As a freshman, it is important 
to have started cultivating rela- 
tionships with faculty. This way 
when you need references for 
your applications these profes- 
sors can write gleaming refer- 
ences because they know you. 

Test scores are also important 
Many (not all) universities take 

the Graduate Record Examina- 
tion (GRE) into account. This 
exam tests the student's ability to 
reason, draw conclusions, com- 
prehend what they read, and how 
they see relationships. These are 
all qualities that graduate 
schools look for in a program 

One needs to sit down and 
evaluate the future. If you plan 
to attend graduate school, it is 
best for you to get on the ball, 
start searching, and making lists. 
Researching will always benefit 
you and once you prioritize what 
you want to do in your life, your 
life will be a little easier. 

students must park. 

Rick Hurley responded to the 
concerns and stated that the 
lighting "Is not as bad as 
students might think." 

A request was also raised for 
more emergency phones, and that 
the school provide a blue light to 
make the phones more visible. 

Rick Hurley explained that the 
blue lights were "...inexpensive 
to put in," and that they were 
working on installing more 
phones around campus. 

Another safety issue that was 
raised was why students were not 
informed of the three rapes mat 
had happened this semester 
involving Longwood students. 
The administration assured the 
audience that situations which 
endanger students are reported to 
the campus community. Students 
questioned how rape was not 
considered a dangerous situation, 
and why the town police were 
able to get reports of "drunk in 
publics" to the college, while 
ignoring rape charges. It was 
assured that all police reports in 
town involving students would 
be faxed directly to the college. 
Another student expressed 
concern about the decision to 
stop December graduation 

wonoOTod why students wwc not 
consulted, and wiry tne students 
there were available spots. The who attended before the decision 

reached would not be able 



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students, however, disagreed, 
and felt that they had a right be 
involved in the discussion, as 
they were the ones affected by the 

Several students asked the 
administration for support in the 
recycling efforts on campus, and 
asked for money for recycling 
containers for different 
materials. The ad-ministrators 
expressed con-cern with the 
interest of incoming freshman in 
the program, and stated that they 
had no way of telling if they 
would feel as strongly about die 
environment as present students. 
Students explained that they felt 
that as an institution of higher 
learning, Longwood should set 
an example by expecting stu- 
dents to recycle. 

Dr. Cormier personally 
expressed a "Direct commit- 
ment to address the recycling 
program," and later asked 
students to do their own part by 

i in 


Parking, a common com-plaint 
was also addressed. Students 
asked how tickets could be 
iituod, and cars towed, w hen the 
college had oversold packing 

the numbers were deceptive 
often bought 

Dr. Bregmas replied that 
.this was one where we did 

Students also felt that the 
parking sftiia t iom were unsafe 
due to the location of the tots. 

that die soph-otoore, junior and 
senior class Presidents were 

also d e cla re d that the 

most students live in Virginia, 
" was not a hardship to come 
back in May." 

Dr. Bregman announced that 
the school cannot "have a 
graduation for three to five 
people," and that there is no way 
to "meet every student's needs." 

The open forum ended with Dr. 
Cormier's assurance that the 
student concerns were heard, and 
that there would be an effort from 
the administration to increase 
communication with stu-dents. 

Students hoped that this meant 

that the administration was going 
to change and allow student input 
in decisions affecting their 
everyday life, and that they saw 
the consequences of not 
respecting and attending to 
student concerns. - 

Dr. Cormier suggested another 
forum in February to discuss the 
progress made in addressing 
students' con-cerns and 
implementing change on our 

Campus Crime Not 



Asst. Layout Manager 

The November 7th issue of 
The Farmville Herald reported 
that on October 26, 1998, some- 
one was robbed and beaten at 
2:36 p.m. right in front of the 
Lancaster building on Pine 
Street Jewelry and money were 
taken from the victim. The 
victime is still recovering. 

Two Prince Edward men were 
charged in connection with the 
robbery, an 

campus in broad daylight that 
should tell us something about 
the security here. I think that 
something needs to be (tone." 

This incident along with the 
rape situations that were brought 
up at die forum have caused con- 
cern over safety on the campus, 

Jennifer Ballard, also a sopho- 
more, was very concerned about 
the safety of the campus. "How 
safe am I supposed to feel know- 
ing that a person has gotten 

I't even been told about k, 

stolen property in connection 
wim the October 26th 

could be lurking 
especially in die dank shadowy 
i on campus." 
There was also 

ai997chargeof October 26th. In the past sin- 

H vjtk iiif nmi 


these remote areas where 

pus are 

over the rob- 

of the campus. This brings up an 

question Do we have to read The 
FarmvUle Heroic 1 in order to get 
commiting crimes on 





News Editor 

There have been many 
crimes committed on or around 
Longwood College since the fall 
semester began. Chief of Police 
James Huskey supplied The Ro- 
tunda with a detailed report of 
the crimes committed. Names, of 
course, were not released. 

Crimes under investigation: 

Vandalism on Redford St, 
two incidents at the golf course, 
Curry, Ruffner, larceny at Bris- 
tow lot, and the Cunninghams, 
Curry, Madison St., Blackwell 
Dining Hall, harrassment in 
Cunningham, hit-and-run in the 
Frazer and Hull lots, threatening 
or harrassing phone calls in Cox 
and the Cunninghams. 

Charges that have keen 

per so n from Curry, 
conduct in Wheeler, 
threatening bodily harm in 
Wheeler, fire in French, sexual 
battery in the Cunninghams, a 

Crimes that have been 

fluence (DUI), two 

disorderly conduct in Lancer 



Opinion Editor 

Don't be surprised if you see 
some familiar faces when at- 
tending a BS9 show. Five of 
the six members of Hard Left 
also play in BS9, which formed 
in the spring of 1998 as Phi 
Kappa Tau searched for a band 
to play their annual Buzzfest 
The search ended when frater- 
nity brothers Rob Blankenship 
and Preston Bousman decided 
to put something of their own 

Blankenship and Bousman 
quickly enlisted Jeff Kent, 
Greg McCarney, Christopher 
Dillon, Todd Naumann, Todd 
Tinsley, Thomas Sisson, Andy 
Brock, and Rick Neller to play 
the April Buzzfest show. 

Despite the success of 
Buzzfest, BS9 played no more 
shows during the Spring. 
However, unwilling to drop the 

idea of the band, Blankenship, 
with the help of McCarney, 
sent out newsletters to the band 
members over the summer re- 
minding them of what they 
would be returning to. Among 
the mailing of the summer 
newsletters, Ben Tufts was 
added to play bass. Neller 
would eventually leave the 
band, with Rob Romich taking 
his place. 

Fans of BS9 would definitely 
describe the band as "fun," a 
main goal of the members. 
With covers of "Jungle 
Boogie," "Down Under," 
"Jesse's Girl," and numerous 
other familiar songs, BS9 re- 
mains accessible to fans look- 
ing for a good time. Fans, 
however, aren't the only ones 
enjoying the show. The ex- 
pressions of the band members 
during BS9 performances defi- 
nitely add to the band's appeal. 

"If Primus [an influence on 

Tufts 's music] has taught me 
not to take myself too seri- 
ously, then BS9 has taught me 
not to take myself seriously at 
all," said Tufts. 

Although BS9 performs 
many covers from the 70s and 
80s, they should not be dis- 
missed as a mere cover band. 
Each cover they perform has 
some BS9 twist to it. For ex- 
ample, Blankenship threw out 
the keyboard parts in "Jesse's 
Girl" and replaced them with 
horn parts. 

BS9 is not limited to cover 
songs either. Currently they're 
working on, and even perform- 
ing a few originals like "Re- 
member," and "The Twinkle 
Experiment" (attend a show for 
the explanation on this one). 

With four shows out of the 
way for this semester alone, 
BS9 are destined to be around 
for your enjoyment in the 

Hard Left 


Opinion Editor 

Unless you're personal 
friends with the band members, 
you probably don't realize the 
complex history of what is now 
called Hard Left. 

The beginnings of Hard Left 
emerged in spring 1996 with 
Ben Tufts, Preston Bousman, 
and Matt Taylor, former mem- 
bers of Kid Vibe, another band 
delivered from the womb of 
Longwood. As Kid Vibe dis- 
solved with the absence of vo- 
calist Korey Hubbard (he trans- 
ferred), Tufts, Bousman, and 
Taylor still had the urge to 

In fall of 1997, the three be- 
gan searching for more band 
members and more material. 
Unable to imagine anyone else 
singing vocals, the three de- 
cided to take the instrumental 
route. Tufts recruited Todd 
Naumann, an old nigh school 
friend and future Longwood 
student, to play guitar for the 
band, replacing Tufts, who 
switched to vibraphones and 
percussion. Taylor remained 
with the bass with Bousman on 
drums. Thomas Sisson was 
added to tenor saxophone. 

Shortly after the new mem- 
bers came together in August 

1997, Hard Left played their 
first show during Oktoberfest 
as the opener for Fighting 
Gravity. After the success of 
the Oktoberfest show, the band 
played old school R&B, jazz, 
funk, reggae, and fusion cov- 
ers elsewhere throughout the 
campus; however, more band 
changes were quickly ap- 

Bousman left the band to 
pursue other interests, leaving 
Tufts to take Bousman's place 
at the drums. To replace the 
sounds of the vibraphone, 
Christopher Dillon was added 
in spring 1998 on keyboard. 
These band changes led to 
variations in the music. Hard 
Left began playing more origi- 
nal songs, a concept that sat 
well with both fans and band 

"I've had the most fun play- 
ing this semester. For some 
reason I've really been aett i 

into it The first few semesters 
I worried a lot about doing the 
covers justice," said Naumann. 

Taylor, who had been with 
the band from the beginning, 
left Longwood in May of 1998 
leaving Hard Left without a 
bassist. Knowing that he 
would not be able to find any- 
one who could interpret and 
play the bass lines like Taylor, 
Tufts once again switched in- 
struments. With no one left to 
play drums, Bryan Sheetz was 
recruited to fill the void. With 
Sheetz came Rob Romich on 
trumpet to add a contrast to 
Sisson's tenor saxophone. 

With the members finally in 
place, Hard Left continued 
with performances in Fall of 
1998. Although no more per- 
formances are scheduled, avid 
Hard Left fans hope that they* 11 
be able to hear more shows 
next semester. 

BS9 performs on Halloween, Photo by Melanie Barker. 

Thomas Sisson 

Christopher Dillon 

Bryan Sheetz 

Rob Romich 

Ben Tufts. Photo by JuUe Mapp 

Todd Naumann, Photo by Julie Mapp 

Tomato Love Apple 


mato Love Apple. Photo by Jamie Clark. 

Brief History of Longwood Bands 

Opinion Editor 

Note: Ben Tufts sent this in- 
formation to me, Definitely 
interesting and relevant, I'm 
passing on the information. 


This is as far 
back as Ben could 
remember. Sound- 
ing a lot like Jesus 
Lizard, they broke 
up before Tufts 
started school 
here.The members 
names are un- 
known. Knight & Bhula 

Ben heard about 
Knight & Bhula 
soon after his arrival to 
Longwood in 1994. At the 
time Scott Knight and Nayan 
played guitars, vox, and key- Bhula, who both played acous- 

performed. Beginning in 
1992, the group disbanded in 


This band started around 
1992 and ended in 1995. Ben, 
who played drums in the band, 
described J'aunt as 
"a weird experimen- 
tal prog/metal/jazz/ 
odd Naumann 
played guitar in the 
band with T.L. 
Smoot on bass. 

Seven Chinese Brothers 

This band was founded by 
Kevin Donovan (Fu), who 

board. SCB included Joe 
Peterfesso (bass, calculus); 
Ben Tufts (drums); and many 
others. According to Ben there 
were different people playing 
in the band every time SCB 

tic guitars and sang, were the 
first two people to make an 
effort to put live music in the 
college community; Ben gives 
Nayan the credit for starting 
the music scene at Longwood. 


Assistant Layout Manager 

I joined Tomato Love Apple in 
1 996 when I was a senior in high 
school. I bad replaced the previ- 
ous bassist due to conflicts in the 
band. This lineup consisted of 
Brandon Atkinson, Zack Fielder, 
and me. I had never played bass 
before in my life until the first 
night we had practice. We learned 
a handful of songs in a few weeks. 
By my third week in die band, we 
had our first show in a bar in 

After playing a few more local 
shows, we recorded and released 
our first demo tided The Subtrac- 
tion Faction which contained 
four of our songs. 

In January of this year Brian 
Atkinson entered the band after 
previous attempts to lure him in. 
With die new sound from Brian, 
the band began to play more 

After a while, there was a mu- 
tual feeling among the members 
that the hometown (Lynchburg) 
shows were not as welcoming as 
they should be. 

Brandon says it the best, '1 like 
to play anywhere out of town. Out 
of town crowds are cool." 

This is a result of the lack of 
places to play in Lynchburg and 
crowds who are often very un- 
responsive to the music. 

One place that we enjoy play- 
ing is Norfolk. This is Zack's 
favorite place to play. "It is a lot 
of fun to play in Norfolk. The 
crowd there is really cool. They 
are actually there to listen to the 
musk. They are way more re- 
sponsive there," 

Personally, my favorite show 
was our most recent show in 
Boone, North Carolina. We 
played at Appalachian State 
with a band called Agent Ink. 
The show was excellent and 
both bands played great! 

One of die main questions the 
band is asked is: Where did the 
name come from? It was actu- 
ally conceived before die band. 

Brandon explains it the best 
"About 3 or 4 years ago , my 
girlfriend Jennie wrote down 
three Chinese characters from a 
book which translated to tomato 
love apple. I thought it was 

Another question is: What do 
you sound like? Brian gives the 
best analogy on sound, "Put a 
few influences (Toadies, Sonic 
Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, 

Pixies, and The Cure) into a blen- 
der. Listen more to the hum of the 
blender motor than to the music 
inside." Brandon added, We play 
melodious punk rock." 

Currently, Tomato Love Apple 
is finishing up their CD Aerody- 
namical which will be released 
sometime after Christmas (hope- 
fully early January). If you want 
information on the band, show 
dates, pictures, or sound clips, 
you can find our homepage at 

First Floor 

Opinion Editor 

The beginnings of college 
bands prove the be a phenom- 
enon equivalent to that of Stone 
Henge or Spontaneous Com- 
bustion. The beginning of First 
Floor falls into this. 

The history of the band seems 
to revolve around 
chance, making it 
all the more inter- 

Pestered by his 
mother to attend ^^^^ 
college, Mike Jarvis 
recounts how he 
opened a book, 
closed his eyes, and 
randomly selected 
Longwood as the school he 
would attend to make his mom 
happy. After selecting his 
choice, he convinced high 
school friend Scott Hopson to 
attend as well. 

Once at Longwood, Jarvis 
and Hopson met Marc Gregory 
in a situation many men dream 
about: singing and playing his 

acoustic guitar while sur- 
rounded by numerous women. 
Realizing their competition, 
Jarvis and Hopson attempted 
to combine forces and suc- 

With music being an obvi- 
ous common interest, the three 
began looking for a bass 
player and drummer for the 
band. They're 
search, however, 
was unsuccessful. 
^ chance once again 

stepped in when 
Jarvis, Hopson, 
and Gregory sang 
at a friend's birth- 
day on the third 
floor of Tabb, 
where they met Mike Preston 
who would become the bass 
player for the band. 

At another performance, 
this tune at the Coffee House, 
the four met Clay Wray, who 
inquired about the status of a 
drummer. After a successful 
audition on a less than desir- 
able drum kit, Wray was 

brought in as drummer for First 

At the end of Spring 1998 the 
five decided to continue with 
the band. They began writing 
better songs and collectively 
purchased equipment necessary 
for the band. 

Unlike Hard Left, First Floor 
define themselves as a vocal 
band, and pride themselves on 
the collective work they do 
when writing their material, or 
the band. -"We all have so much 
input and freedom in the music. 
& is all a group effort" 



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Dw rune at Lw&mt. The newspaper ef the IMergmwe" 

Disclaimer: This section is purely satirical to accommodate those cynical Longwood students or people with a sense of humor. While the "fact" of the 

stories are not literal, they may reveal a greater ^truth." Get it? Got it? Good. -The Warden 


Recovering Herein Addict 

All eyes turned from the 
crisis in Iraq to Lancaster 
Monday, November 23 as 
members of the student body 
overthrew the Longwood 

"We've been silent and 
apathetic long enough!" 
Exclaimed junior, giovanni 
Ailuisi. "If s time they start 
listening to us." 

Ailuisi, the mastermind 
behind the coup (and The 
Usurper, which is not out yet 
because of the time he 
invested in the planning 
behind the attack on 
Lancaster), assembled over 
3,000 students on the Wheeler 
and Lancaster lawns to 

support the bloodless 
revolution. The rally to 
support the coup began with 
speeches from student 
representatives, followed by 
live bands, and 19 kegs for 
students of legal drinking age. 
These students proudly 
watched as Ailuisi and his 
motley crew usurped Long- 
wood's reigning admin- 
istrative body. 

"We're supporting him 
[Ailuisi] because we just don't 
feel like the administration is 
listening to us. We pay the 
tuition to go here. We're 
paying their salary. We're 
buying their underwear for 
Christ's sake, and we're being 
ignored!" yelled irate Ailuisi 
supporter, Super-Johnny. 

"Their forums aren't 
enough. They've held diem 
before and they just end up 
running us around in circles," 
added Michael Young. 

For a community that has 
resided in complacency for 
years, the spirit of revolution 
has been quickly welcomed. 
Former administrators are 
surprised to find themselves 
out of Lancaster. Students, 
however, felt it coming. 

"This is what happens when 
you take away the rights of 
the people," said political 
analyst Frijole Jones. 

Movie Review: He Got Game 



The opening scene of Spike 
Lee's He Got Game consists of a 
montage of elegant shots of 
people playing basketball in 
various locations,.from suburban 
driveways to inner city parks. It's 
a great beginning sequence, filled 
with hope and beauty. However, 
the movie fails to live up to the 
promise of the its amazing 

The movie begins with an 
imprisoned Jake Shuttleworth 
(the always wonderful Denzel 
Washington) playing basketball. 
Jake, we find out 
shortly, is the father of the 
nation's top high school 
basketball player, Jesus 
Shuttkworth (Ray Allen, a real- 
life basketball player). 

As a senior, Jesas is bei n g 
courted by numerous 
universities, including the 

him out of his life sentence early. 
He Got Game's largest 
weakness is the fact it tries to be 
too many things at once-a movie 
about morality in the world of 
sports, a serious movie about 

In an obvious plot device, Jake 
is offered a deal-hell have one 
to get his son to chose Big 
nd the Governor will 1m 

the movie 

shoukfve bees, about a family. 

Instead, Spike Lee draws in 

extraneous issues mat detract 

from An true plot of die movie. 

is told about me decadence that 
ewaiu hini ia the world of sports. 
While weD directed, it 

hat oo e nmrrpim ee on any of the 
character's actions or even the 
of die film. He Got 

Game is scattered with these, and 
they almost completely derail the 

There is enough about He Got 
Game that diverts the viewer's 
interest from the failings of the 
plot, however.. Its nonlinear 
structure, consisting of 
quick cuts to flashbacks and 
related scenes, would normally 
make a film frenzied and 
confusing, but here, it works. 

The performances from 
Oscar-winner Washington and 
newcomer Allen are believable, 
and their interaction is intense. 
Unfortunately, these are not 
enough to make the movie, into 
more than h is. 

Ultimately, the only message 
He Got Game projects is mat 
Americans have lost sight of 
re about the joy of 

most everyone know? already, 
and the conveyance of this 
overshadows what U at the heart 
at this film- the rebuilding of a 
relationship between a father and 
son, over basketball. 

Next Issue: 

The Usurper usurped by Johnny-Plant 

Sororities Have Epiphany. "Oh My God! These Jumpers 

Really Are Ugly!" 

Band BS9 Attacked By Radical-Leftist Feminists 

Greek Spotlight: 
Alpha Sigma Tau 


and Renee Ryder to their 32nd 
annual Con vend on in Ann Arbor, 

Philanthropy is an essential 

Alpha Sigma Tau was 
founded at Michigan State Nor- 
mal School in Ypilanti, Michi- aspect to sorority life. Alpha 
gan, November 4, 1 899. The Al- Sigma Tau's philanthropy is Pine 
pha Sigma Tau chapter here at Mountain Settlement School for 
Longwood College was begun underpriveledged children in 
on May 18, 1935. The chapters Kentucky. Another way the sis- 

in the United States 
come to a total of 
100 t and three of 
them are in Virginia. 
They include 
Longwood College, 
Radford, and James 
Madison Umversiry. 
The national symbol 


ters reach out to 
others in need is 
"The Swing-A- 
nton" for Cystic 
Fibrosis held in 
front of ParBil's 
each March. An es- 
timated $600 is col- 

is die anchor, the flower is the As far as vc^unteering and 

vellow rose, and the jewel is the donating time. Alpha Sigma Tau 

pearl. Emerald green and gold volunteers for the SPCA which 

are the colon for Alpha Sigma is an animal shelter, visiting 

■«■*• Weyanoke, the retirement home, 

Longwood College's Alpha and painting drams leading to the 

Sigma Tau chapter has 35 ini- Cbesepeake Bay. According to 

tiates and seven new members Kelly Thompson, Chapter Presi- 

this semester. This past June, dent. Alpha Sigma Tau had over 

they sent four of their delegates, 300 volunteer hours of i 

Chapter President Kelly Thomp- nity service for last 

son, Wendy Bales, Kim Bases, Spring 199*. 

CD Review: Humming By Duncan Sheik 

Coffeehouse: The Nudes 



After the success of his 1996 
self-titled debut album, Duncan 
Sheik said he wanted to expand 
his acoustic sound into some- 
thing more. While it is not at all 
a departure from his dreamily 
melancholy music, his second 
album, Humming, does shift its 
focus to a more global view, both 
musically and lyrically, some- 
times with mixed results. 

From the lush, melodic begin- 
ning of the opening track In Be- 
tween, Humming wants to be a 
great album. Sheik's voice is 
strong, and the song makes it ob- 
vious that Sheik is going to take 
his listeners down the path he 
wants them on. "No use wonder- 
ing what I mean," he sings. 
"Cause I'm in between." The 
song places him as a sometime 
participant, sometime observer of 
the events of the rest of the al- 

However, the album begins to 
veer slightly off this path with the 
first single, Bite Your Tongue. 
With lines like "Yes, I'll smile as 
I burn the self-help section/Of my 
local bookstore! !! "(complete 
with the exclamation marks). 
Sheik is obviously trying a bit too 

Fortunately, Sheik's message 
stays intact C^laybe it's good for 
you/To hit the ground" he sings), 
and saves what would otherwise 
be a song worthy of skipping. 

A few of the songs on Hum- 
ming largely forgettable. Rubbed 
Out and Everyone, Everywhere, 
while both pleasant, don't leave 
any sort of lasting impression. 
Fortunately for the album, songs 
such as these don't set the stan- 
dard for the rest 

The album's quieter, more el- 
egant songs also prove to be its 
most interesting. Varying De- 
grees of Con-Artistry, (which 
feels like a more personal, less 
preachy version of Bite Your 
Tongue) is a tale of the disap- 
pointment of realizing the emp- 
tiness mat fills modem society, 
punctuated with sensitive orches- 
tration. On House Full of Riches 
Sheik searches for truth in his 
belongings, bis career, his love 

His trademark acoustic guitar 
soars along with a string arrange- 
ment. Humming also includes a 
tribute to the musician Jeff 
Buckley, who drowned last year, 
with A Body Goe s Down. "Even 
his failures were favorite songs," 
Sheik laments. 

Duncan Sheik also approaches 
the subject of fame in two differ- 

ent songs, from two different per- 
spectives. In the first, Thai Says 
It All, Sheik invokes his musical 
idols and men wonders "They've 
said it all, haven't they r but men 
decides "But what I want, what I 
want to say." 

Then in his third person ac- 
count of his rise to fame, Noth- 
ing Special, Sheik tries to remind 
himself of that very fact "You get 
laid because you're 'arty'" he 
tells himself, then concludes with 
"and I am the snake who bites his 
own tail." 

But as many good songs mat 
are on this album, the best one 
isn't even listed in the liner notes. 
This hidden track, nicknamed 
Foreshadowing by fans, starts 
playing about seven minutes into 
the last track, and is just Sheik 
with his acoustic guitar. This 
gracefully simple song brings the 
album full circle. Once it fades 
out it's clear, that for all of 
Hwnming's missteps, it still turns 
out to be a great album. 

Third Eye Blind and Eve 6 play at 
Radford University 


General Manager 

Business Manager 

The Nudes performed at 
Coffehouse Series cm Novem- 
ber 18, 1998. The 
group was 
and Stephanie 
(cellist), both from 
New York. 

They sounded 
good together. The 
musk was upbeat 
peppy, and full of 
energy and they 
were moving the whole time 
they played. They played songs 
from each of me three CDs 
mey have out Boomerang, 
Velvet Sofa and a self -titled 
album. They had a very unique 

Clay Wray describes it as 
"...folk music with a love for 

the art." The group will be 
splitting up soon so they can go 
their separate ways but 
Stephanie and Walter both will 
continue on their 
own and with other 
groups. Stephanie 
has been seen with 
Paula Cole and Dar 
Williams before and 
Walter has his own 
sob shows. 

If you are inter- 
ested in any of their 
CDs or would like to 
be on the mailing list for groups 
they win be with you can write 
GPO Box 8720 New York, NY 
10116 or you can e-mail them 
at nudesmusic9aoLcom. Each 
CD is $ IS plus three dollars for 
shipping. Thank you Lancer 
Productions for another good 

Alternative rockers Third 
Eye Blind and Eve 6 played in 
the Radford University gym 
Wednesday, November 18. 

Eve 6 opened the show, sing- 
ing nearly every song from their 
album Inside Out including 
Showerhead and Jesus Nhelite, 
They ended their show in a posi- 
tive note with Superhero Girl. 

Liking their CD as much as I 
do, I was prepared for disap- 
pointment But I was not at all 
disappointed. They sounded just 
like the CD. They sang their 
songs well and interacted with 
the crowd (though at times a little 
lewd for my taste). 

Then came Third Eye Blind. 
I had the opportunity to see the 
band in Texas last year when 
only Graduate was playing on 
the air. ITiey were good then, one 
of the best but now they are even 
better. The past year has appar- 

ently allowed them to mature as 
a group and capitalize on some 
of the potential that was visible 
last year. 

Opening the show with 
Jumper, lead vocalist Steven 
Jenkins told the crowd that the 
song (about tolerance) could 
only be understood by college 
students because they (our el- 
ders) did not understand any- 
thing. His opinions throughout 
the show, appealed to the major- 
ity of the crowd. 

The stage, set up as a bed- 
room, fit the mood for the first 
set of songs. The band went on 
to play an acoustic set consist- 
ing of Burning Man and a few 
new songs that will probably be 
recorded on the next album. Af- 
ter the acoustic set the band had 
two hanging risers set up on each 
side of the stage, one with stu- 
dents and the other with cheer- 
leaders. The groups were danc- 
ing to Semi-Charmed Life until 
Jenkins grabbed one of the girls 

and kissed her. He informed us 
before playing the song that he 
was pleased that we knew the 
words to the song, but becase we 
did, we were perverts. 

The highlight of the show 
came when Jenkins gave a 
speech equating their 19 month 
tour of colleges to college life. 
'Touring is a lot like collge be- 
cause you have to put up with an 
enourmous amount of 8u ! !$#;*." 
But he also spoke of the good 
side, the positive energy that 
flows from the college students 
to the band. Jenkins also made 
Radford students happy by tell- 
ing them RU was his favorite 
college stop. His reason? The 
fact that students took 7,000 free 
condoms from an MTV plug ear- 
lier in the day. 

Third Eye Blind was very 
impressive. They have a new al- 
bum coming out next year. It will 
definately be well worth pur- 


PAGE 10 

tEjje B-Ottmim 


Longwood Wrestlers 3-1 After 
Successful Anderson Match 

Longwood placed second 
among five teams at the Ander- 
son (S.C.) Duals Nov. 
22 in South Carolina. Coach 
Brent Newell *s squad defeated 
Cumberland (Ky.) 29-21, 
Cumberland (Tenn.) 4 1 -3, and 
Anderson's 'B' team 34-12, 
while dropping a 32-9 decision 
to Anderson's *A' team. The 
Lancers will next compete Dec. 
I, a dual -match at The Appren- 
tice School in Newport News, 
Va.. Anderson's 'A' team won 
the competition with a 4-0 

At Anderson, LC was led by 
the 3-1 efforts of junior Beau 

Dickerson/Gloucester, Va.- 
Gloucester HS (16S), along 
with freshmen Larry Haynes/ 
Hopewell, Va.-Hopewell HS 
(125), Darryl Graham 
Gloucester, ^.-Gloucester HS 
(141), Jeff Kepler/Haymarket, 
Va.-Stonewall Jackson HS 
(149), Dave Kaplan/ 
Woodbridge, Va.-Woodbridge 
HS (157), David Anthes/ 
Spotsylvania, Va. -Spotsylvania 
HS (174), and Omar McNeil/ 
Alexandria, W-Mount Vernon 
HS (1S4). Junior Kris Lucas/ 
Walden, N.Y.-Valley Central 
HS (Hwt) and freshman Chris 
Steinecker/St, Mary's, Ohio- 

Bruton HS (Hwt) each were 2- 
1 during the day. Sophomore 
Jon Tanaka/Yorktown, Va.- 
Tabb HS (125), along with 
freshmen Eddie Garcia/ 
Woodbridge, Va.-C.D. Hylton 
HS (157) and Jaymes 
Shackelfbrd/Vtrginia Beach, 
Va.-Kempsville HS (1 74) were 
each 1-1. Others competing 
included freshmen Nick 
Sardelis/ Winchester, 
Va.-John Handley HS (125, 0- 
1 ) and Matt Robinson/Mineral, 
Va.-Louisa County HS (133, 1- 

see WRESTLING, page 11 

Beau Dickerson, 
Mary Barron 
Named Players Of 
The Week 

Three Longwood Hockey 
Stars Named Ail-American 

Longwood College field 
hockey standouts Janelle 
Kern/Marysville, Pa.- 

Susquenita HS, Kim Iman/ Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va.-Frank W. 
Cox HS, and Catherine 
Howard/Virginia Beach, Va.- 
Floyd E. Kellam HS have 
been recognized as 1998 
AstroTurf/National Field 
Hockey Coaches Association 
(NFHCA) Division II All- 
America selections. Kern and 
Iman were each named to the 
first-team, while Howard was 
a second-team choice after 
gaining first-team laurels a 
year agofhis is the first time 
that Longwood has 
had three All-America selec- 
tions, and die seventh consecu- 
tive year mat the program has 
had at least one All- American 
(14 selections since 1992). 

Kern, a senior forward, 
started all 17 matches and ted 
Longwood in scoring with 10 
goals and three assists for 23 
points (1.35 ppg.). Kern ranks 
in career goals (27) and 

assists (16) at the College. 

Janelle is the daughter of 
Nevin and Melinda Kern of 
Marysville, Pennsylvania. 

"Janelle is justly deserving 
of this honor," said head coach 
Nancy Joel. "She has been a 
tremendous captain and leader 
of our team this year." 

Iman, a junior keeper, 
started every match as well and 
totaled 1 103:34 in front of the 
cage, allowing 19 goals (1.21) 
with 141 saves (8.29) for an 
.88 1 save % and six shutouts. 
Iman has 390 career saves and 
16 career shutouts at the Col- 
lege. Kim is the daughter of 
Jim and Barbara Iman of 
Virginia Beach. 

"Kim is technically an ex- 
ceptional goalkeeper, both in 
her agility and in her defense," 
explained Joel. 

Howard, a senior sweeper, 
also started every match and 
made a team-best 16 defensive 
saves while adding two goals 
with five assists for nine points 
(0.53 ppg.) offensively. Howard 

finished her career with 30 de- 
fensive saves to rank second 
all-time at the College, and 
added 10 career goals and 
11 career assists. Catherine is 
the daughter of Brian and 
Carol Howard of Virginia 

"Catherine has sustained 
her playing ability this season 
and has been recognized for it," 
commented Joel. 

Longwood completed its 
season with a record of 11-6, 
the third consecutive year that 
the program has reached 
double-figures in wins. The 
Lancers made their first post- 
season appearance since 1975, 
finishing as a semifinalist 
in the 1998 Eastern College 
Athletic Conference (ECAC) 
Championships. Additionally, 
Longwood attained its highest 
regional ranking in school 
history when may were ranked 
first in the South Region dur- 
ing the first coaches poll of the 
— finishing in third 

Longwood College senior 
women's basketball standout 
Mary Barron/Great Falls, Va.- 
Paul VI HS and junior wrestling 
standout Beau Dickerson/ 
Gloucester, Va. -Gloucester HS 
have been selected as 
Uxigwood/Dommo's 'Players of 
die Week' for the period Novem- 
ber 18-24. The Lancer honorees 
are chosen by the College's of- 
fice of sports information each 

Barron, a 6-1 center, led 
Longwood to a third-place Jin- 
ish during the Shippensburg 
(Pa.) women's basketball tourna- 
ment Nov. 20-21 in 
Pennsylvania. She had double- 
double efforts during two games 
in the tournament to emi selec- 
tion to the AH- Tournament 
Team. Barron scored a 
game- and career-high 28 points 
and grabbed 1 1 rebounds, add- 
ing three steals and one assist as 
the Lancers defeated the Univer- 
sity of the District of Columbia 
87-66 Nov. 21 in the tourney's 
consolation game. She opened 
the event with 1 1 points, 12 re- 
bounds, two assists, two blocks, 
and one steal as Longwood lost 
a 70-57 decision to 1 7th-ranked 
Virginia Union. 

Through the first five games, 
Brown is averaging a team-best 
10.4 rpg., adding 12.6 ppg. (2nd 
on teamX six steals, five assists, 
and four blocks. She is shooting 
43,l%(25-58) from the fidd and 
54.2% (13-24) from the free 
throw line. Longwood is cur- 

rently 2-3 and will play again 
Dec. 1, hosting Carolinas-W- 
ginia Athletic Conference 
(CVAC) opponent Barton 

Mary is the daughter of 
Francis William and Mary Arm 
Barron of Great Falls, "Va. and is 
majoring in biology and physi- 
cal education with a minor in 
athletic training at Longwood. 

Dickerson, wrestling at 165, 
led Longwood to a 3-1 record 
and second-place at die Ander- 
son (S.C.) Duals Nov. 22. He was 
3-1 for the Lancers, defeating his 
opponents from Cumberland 
(Ky.) 12-6, Cumberland (Tenn.) 
6-3, and Anderson's 'B' team 4- 
0, dropping his only match to an 
opponent from Anderson's 'A' 
team 3-15. 

Dickerson is currently a team 
co-leader with a record of 7-2 
this season for a Longwood 
squad that is currently 3-1 in 
dual-match competition. 
Dickerson also placed third at 
the Messiah (Pa.) Invitational 
Nov. 7 to open the campaign. He 
is currently 22-27 during his 
Lancer career, including a run- 
ner-up finish at last year's Vir- 
ginia Division 1 1 -1 1 1 State 
Tournament. Longwood will 
next compete Dec 1 in a dual- 
match at The Apprentice School 
in Newport News, Va,. 

Beau is meson of Harold and 
Mary Dickerson of Gloucester, 
Va. and is majoring in political 
science with a minor in educa- 
tion at Longwood. 

19f8-99 Longwood CoUegefiktmitw's 'Players of At Week* 

Wov. 11- 1 7 Kali Brawn Women s Basketball 

LeeFamar Man's Basketball 

tfov. 18-24 Mary Barrxm Women s Basketball 

Beau Dickerson Wrestling 

Following toe Linccm Memo- 
rial (Term.) game, Longwood will 

The Laooers trailed 32-19 it 

!l9*4-*5 season (42- (CVAC) action Dee 

38 toss to Liberty). Barton (N.C.) visits Lan 

Through five games, Farrier is at 7:30 p.m., 
averaging 192 ppg. and 32 rpg, 

Longwood 2-3 After Victory 
Over District of Columbia 




Men's Basketball Record 2-3 After Shippensburg Tournament 

Longwood won one of three HS contributed acareer-high 13 bounds, four assists, and three hartene»v¥ererieverck»erthanl3 foltowedtyFi&Cfcraklatl0.8ppg, 

games bat week, defeating DM- points, including a big three-point steals. Junior 6-7 center Jon points in the second half (36-23, while shooting an impressive 

sion I High Point (N.C.) 73-70 basket wim :56.9-seeonds left to Hughes/Valrico, Fla. 16:49), and trailed by as many as 69.4% (25-36) from the field. 

Nov. 17 before idling 95-83 to the narrow the deficit to 70-69, Green Hccrningdak HS followed with 13 29 points late in the ugfy aflair. Green is averaging 8.6 ppg. and 

College of West Virginia Nov. 20, scored all 13 ofhispointe after me points and six rebounds, Green and senior 6-7 forward 6.6 rpg, foltowed by Louden at 7.2 

and 66-39 at Shippensburg (Pa.) intermission and added five re- FitzGerald had 12 points, and Chris Williams/' Elwood, Ind- ppg. and 4.8 rpg., and Hughes at 

Nov. 21. Coach Ron Can's squad bounds, whileLouden grabbed six Green contributed his first coite- Elwood Community HS each 7.0 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. Jones is 

is now 2-3 overall following the boards. Freshman 5-11 guard gate double-double with 10 points stored nine points to lead the blue dishing out 3.4 assets per contest, 

two games in Pennsylvania dur- Andy JonesChapd HOI, N.G-East and a game- and career-high 14 and white in scoring, while fresh- adding 4.0 rpg.. The Lancers are 

ing a tournament hosted by Chapel HS added a game-high rebounds, adding a career-bjgh six man 64 forward Landa Martin/ shooting 44.4°/. (119-268) from 

Shippensburg (Pa.). The Lancers seven assists to the winning effort assists as well. The Lancers shot Spencer, Va.-Magna Vista HS me field and 673% (76- 11 3) at the 

will n*tf play Saturday, Nov. 28, The Lancers shot a torrid 59.4% 522% (35-67) from the field dur- grabbed a career-high five re- free throw line, 

hosting non-conference opponent (19-32) from the field during the ing the contest bounds for the Lancers, Green was 

Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) at 2 final 20 minutes, and finished the Against Shippensburg, LC named to the All-Tournament 

p.m. in Lancer Hall game shooting 492% (29-59) in struggled ofiensivery wim poor Team for his two-gameefibrts. The rernamathorrwtoarxnCarolinas- 

Agwat High Pomi,LC trailed frortofanexcitedcruwdof457m shootagfromthefiekI(27J%,12- 39poBtswerethelowestbyanLC Vfrginia Athletic Conference 

64-56 with 4:13 remaining before Lancer Hall 44)vvhitedroHmgmecansolation 

rallying to take the kad at 71-70 1 thought Ben and Lee did a game of the tournament 

wim airy :10.7-secoMis left on the great job during the tost 1 0-min- 

dock as sophomore 6-3 forward lies in lifting us and playing more 

Jay Louben/Williaoisburg, Va,- aggressive," explained Carr. "we 

Bruton HS put-back an played a littte harder at the end of 

offensive rebound for thewirming thegame." 

score. AiB^amissedm»mrowby• The comeback win over a 

the Panthers, junior 6-3 forward pretty good team will help our 

Lee Famor/Chesterfield, Va.- young guys, and it's also impor- 

ManchesterHS scored on a lay-up tant to win early at home." Longwood won one of three double of her own, totaling 17 homestanding Panthers. Junior 5- 

just ahead ofthe final buzzer to seal Against the College of West games last week, defeating the points and a game-high 14 re- lOguardVfonvardJfflYounce/west 

tfwvk&iy. Farrier kid LC and was Virginia, an NA1A Division I pro- University of the District of Co- bounds in only 24 minutes of ac- Friendship, Md-Glendg HS led 

the game's high scorer with 30 gram,LC fell behind 40-3 5 at half- kanbia 87-66 Nov. 21 after Ming nan. Brown also had three assists the Lancers with a game-high 22 

points, hitting 12- 19 from the field, time before rallying to take a 51- 70-57 to 17th-ranked Virginia and three steals. Freshman 5-6 points, hdudmg five t h ree- point 

and6-10 at the free throw one. He 49 lead with 15:11 remaining in Union Nov. 20, and 79-65 at Di- guard Jill Maholte'Burke, Va.- field goals, while adding six re- 

the first-round tournament game vtstonlHteh Point (N.C.) Nov. 17. Lake Braddock HS made her first bounds and three steak Younce. 
The Cougars led just 71-68 with Coach Shirley Duncan's squad is collegiate start and came up big who missed the UDC game with 
5:20 on the clock in the closely- now 2-3 overall following the two with a career-high 17 points, nine an ankle injury, was followed by 
13:00 to play Freshman 6-5 for- played contest before the West games ki Pennsylvania during a rebounds, five assists, and Brown with 18 points, six re- 
ward Brian FttzGerald/Chapel Virginians wore able to secure the tournament hosted by three steals. Longwood was soUd bounds, and six steak and Price 
Hill, N.C-East Chapel Hill HS wmwim6-6freetiirowsandapair Shippensburg (Pa.). The Lancers with its shooting, making 452% with I ! points and six rebounds- 
added a career-high 1 4 points, and of tftfee-pomt field goals over the will next play Dec. I. hosting (33-73) from the field and 64.3% Barron grabbed a game-high 13 
sophomore 6-6 guard Ben Green' final 5:03. Farrier led the Lancers CVAC opponent Barton (N.C.) at (1 8-28) at the free throw line, in- rebounds for die Wue and white 
Virginia Beach, Va.-FrankW. Cox with 23 points, adding four re- 5:30 pjn. in Lancer HalL eluding 78.9% (35-19) from the LC finished the contest shooting 

Against the charity stripe in foe second half 39.4% (26-66) from the field and 

scored 21 points in the second half 
when the hosts rallied from as 
many as 14-points down with 

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District of Cc- 

44-33 at halfome 
and never looked 

Against Virginia Union, LC 46.7% (7-15) atmefreefcrow line 

fell behind 39-21 at halftime r— — 

agair^tterjatknalJyMarJcedPan- WreStllftg 

there before a second-half rally fell 

shot The Lancers trailed 46-21 gO€S tO 3~1 

back en route to 

the lopsided vie- with 17:47 remaining before a 31- 

tory.The Lancers 1 8 run brought them to within 64- 

got a game- and 52 wim 3:3 5 left en tte clock. The 

career-high 28 blue and white had naming left, 

points from se- though, and could get no closer 

nior 6-1 center down the stretch. Brown led LC 

Mary Barron/ wim 18 pomts,sbc rebounds, four 

Great Falls, Ml- 


abo grabbed 11 

rebounds for a 


adding three 

steals as well. 

Junior 54 guard/ 

forward Kali 



Va. -Powhatan At High Pont, LC trailed just 

HS followed 35-33 at halfome but could not 

with a double- sustain the effort against the 

sophomore 6-1 c e nter Denuetre 
Price/Gladys, Va.-WUliam 
Campbell HS each added douHe- 
doubks of 11 points and 12 re- 
bounds. The Lancers shot just 
31.4% (22-71) from fee field, and 
40.0% (11-26) at fee free throw 
line. Barron was named to the All- 
Tournament Team for her two- 

contimmdfrom page 10 

3), sophomore Josh Rudolph/ 
Middletown, Va.-Sherando 
HS (133, 0-1), junior Tony 
Fradillada/Virginia Beach, 
Va.-Olympic Heights (Fla.) 
HS (165, i -2),and sophomore 
Blake Shumate/Martinsville, 
Va.-Martinsville HS (184, 
197, 1-3). 

Following the dual-match 
at The Apprentice School, 
Longwood will host a quad 
match Dec 5 in Lancer Hall 
beginning at 11 a.m„ Other 
schools participating include 
Division I George Mason, 
Cumberland (Term.)* *nd 
Surry (N.C.) Junior College. 


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News & Opinion 

Props and Drops 2 
The Activist 3 
Doin'TimeatLWC 5 

Ait & Double Feature 

Holidays 8 
Movie Review 11 
Deep Thoughts 11 


Women's Golf 14 
Player Profile 15 
Basketball 15 

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Volume 78, Nnmbcr 5 

Celebrating Happy Holidays Since 1920 

December 9, 1998 

President Cormier Gives Results of Open Forum 

Note: This article by President 
Cormier was written for the stu- 
dents to show what has been done 
around campus since the Open 
Forum on November 11. It can 
also be accessed on the Internet 

ft is my pleasure to present to 
you this report on the progress we 
are making on some of the major 
issues of student concern. While 
everything cannot be done at 
once, I think you will agree that 
we are making significant 


I have appointed a special com- 
munication committee that is 

co-chaired by Tim Pierson, Dean 
of Students and Dennis 
Sercombe, Director of Public 
Relations; other members in- 
clude Steve Stratton; Dick 
Bratcber, VP of Information and 
Instructional Technology Ser- 
vices; Phyllis Mable, VP for Stu- 
dent Affairs; and Greg Tsigaridas, 
Systems Engineer, The commit- 
tee is charged with creating a 
comprehensive communication 
plan for the college, 

Steve Stratton has volunteered 
to serve as a communication li- 
aison with my office and other 
administrators. Nest semester, 
Steve will produce both an SGA 
newsletter awl an SGA website 
that will be a good information 

source and will also provide an 
avenue for feedback; target date: 
February 15. 

The public relations office has 
contacted the editor of The Ro- 
tunda and we plan to publish a 
regular column on issues and 
developments of concerns to stu- 


We have conducted a campus 
"walk-through" by senior admin- 
istrators and security personnel 
and identified lighting deficien- 
cies in certain areas of the cam- 
pus. Apian to correct those defi- 
ciencies will be completed in 
early January with implementa- 
tion shortly thereafter. Emer- 

Cox Hosts Rape Awareness Program 

She pressed charges, but the rap- 

General Manager 

ist was found "not responsible. M 
Czaja has found it hard to five 
with the situation, but used the 
story to illustrate how often it 

On December 12, Cox Hall 
Council held a Rape Awareness 

program. Coordinated by Mary happens, and bow friends need to 

Czaja and April Brooks, the pro- react. She pointed out things to 

gram included guest speakers, die do when one is the friend of a 

personal account of a rape victim rape victim, such as believing the 

and the stories of friends of rape victim and supporting whatever 

survivors. decision the victim makes. 

Senior Longwood student and April Brooks also shared the 

rape survivor Heather Hill snared moving story of her sister, who 

her story with program attendees, was held and raped repeatedly 

Having been repeatedly raped by over a 72 hour period. Brooks' 

her boyfriend six years ago. Hill sister's assailant was a stranger, 

has worked hard to overcome her 
fear. She set up a support group 
for rape survivors here at Long- 

Hill said, "There's a difference 
between a victim and a survivor. 
I choose to be a survivor." 

Mary Czaja gave an emotional 

though usually one is raped by a 
friend, acquaintance, or partner. 
Lisa Cheyne from the Wellness 
Center spoke next. She gave sta- 
tistics about rape, citing how a 
woman is raped every six min- 
utes, and that 94% of rapes in- 
volve alcohol or drugs used to 

account of being the friend of a facilitate rape, including GHB, 
rape victim. Last year her friend Rohypnol (roofies), and 
was assaulted by another friend. Ketamine (Special K). The drug 

Rohypnol is popular now and is 
very cheap and easily obtainable. 
Illegal in the United States, 
Rohypnol is a strong sleeping pill 
that takes effect about an hour 
after ingestion. It is an odorless, 
tasteless, easily dissolvable 
amnesthetic, often allowing vic- 
tims to not have any memory of 
what has occurred. 

Cheyne said the best defense 
against date-rape drugs is to 
"...get your own drinks, keep an 
eye on mem, and discard them if 
you leave them unattended." 

Campus police officer Andy 
Rhodes also spoke to attendees. 
He informed the group that the 
campus police officers are on- 
duty 24 hours and day 365 days 
a year, and that they are there to 
help. He mentioned that the 
littlest dungs, such as leaving 
your bookbag lying sound in me 
library, can lead to someone be- 

See Rape p. 7 

gency call boxes with blue lights 
will be included in the plan. 
Please remember, we do have an 
escort service and you can call 
our police department (2091) or 
the Escort Service number (2870) 
when you need an escort. Of 
course, in an emergency dial 91 1. 
Chief Jimmy Huskey will for- 
ward crime statistics on a 
monthly basis to The Rotunda 
editor for publication. Any safety 
issue or emergency alert will be 
sent out immediately via e-mail 
to students, faculty, and staff. 


The new sofiball field will be 
available for varsity softball in 

the spring of 1999 and for intra- 
mural sports in the fall of 1999. 
The new soccer field will be 
available for soccer in the fall of 
1999 and for intramurals in the 
spring of 2000. 

The Barlow Field will be re- 
graded and re-seeded in the 
spring of 1999. The field will be 
available for field hockey in the 
fall of 1999 and for intramurals 
in the spring of 2000. 


The college will hire a consult- 
ant to analyze our current recy- 
cling program and to make rec- 
ommendations for future 

See CORMIER Pg. 6 

L.E.A.E Sponsors 
Landfill on the Lawn 

Opinion Editor 

On Saturday, October 21, 
L.E.A.F (Longwood En- 
vironmental Awareness Foun- 
dation) sponsored Landfill on the 

150 bags of trash were 
delivered to the Waste Stream 
Analysis. Of the 150 bags, 77 
were opened and the trash was 
sorted, classified as garbage or 
recyclable, and rebagged. 

The rebagging resulted in 44 
recyclable bags, 57% of the 
original 77 bags. The sample 
used during the Landfill on the 
Lawn showed how Longwood's 
efforts to recycle should be 

"We [Longwood] take 534 tons 
of garbage to the landfill yearly. 
If we recycled 60% of it we 

could direct 305 tons away from 
the landfill. That's $9,150 the 
college could save through a 
funded recycling program," said 
Ben Leigh, President of LJB. AF. 

The college plans to 
implement a pilot program in the 
spring. Recycling bins will be 
placed in ARC, the 
Cunninghams, and Curry and 

The support and turnout at the 
Landfill on the Lawn serves as 
an indication that a recycling 
program will be well received. 
u We had at least 12 to 1 5 people 
helping out at all times," saic 
Leigh. Their participation was 
greatly appreciated." 

If things run according to plan, 
the pilot program will begin once 
students return to the residence 
halls in January. 


Letter from the Editor 

Hello Everyone! 

- Thank goodness the end of the semester is finally hen! I don't know about everyone else, but this 
semester has been insane for The Rotunda staff. This semester, we have made some big changes with 
the paper, but from what I've heard, most people seem to like them, and if you don't like them, tell us 
about it The purpose of The Rotunda is to create better communication between students, faculty, and 
staff. If there are any issues you want to see covered, contact us and let us know what you want to see 
more of. Open communication is the best way to solve problems. 

The holidays are finally here and I am definately ready for a break! I love Longwood and all, but I 
have to get out of FarmvUle for a little while or I will go crazy (I'm sure a lot of you feel the exact same 
way). Good luck with exams and don't stress out too much because it's just not worth it (or maybe it is 
and I just have an extremely bad case of senior-ius ! Whoo-hoo !> 

I have enjoyed being editor mis semester, but I will be stepping down due to student teaching in the 

spring. Special thanks go out to The Rotunda staff for all of their hard work this semester and to Dr. 

Chrys Kahn-Egan for all of her work with the paper. You guys are great Continue to read The Rotunda 

and let us know what you mink about life at Longwood. Have fun this last week (life is too short to 

Rock on, 

Deitra Nance, Editor-in-Chief 

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The Rotunda U an equal opportunity employer. 

Dear Editor. 

I am a freshman transfer 
student and I have a problem with 
the parking situation. I came to 
Longwood after having taken a 
semester off. Naturally, I 
acquired some bills along the 
way, one of which is a computer 
loan. Banks and other loan 
agencies seldom, if ever, give 
loan deferments, so I have to 
have a job. As a waitress off- 
campus, I can easily make twice 
what I would make working here 
in the Dining Hall. At the 
beginning of the year I went to 
Phyllis Mable and received 
permission to have my car on 
campus until Fall Break. She 
instructed me to come back 
before Fall Break and she would 
extend my privileges. I did and 
she extended my parking 
permission until the end of the 
semester. My loan will not be 
paid off until August 1999, At the 
end of the semester I have to 
come back to see her again and 
have my permission lengthened. 
By that time I should have 23 
credits, one short of being a 
sophomore but still being in- 
eligible for sophomore parking 
privileges. Even the campus 
police asked me why she had to 
make things so difficult 

As if this whole process wasn't 
bad enough, the parking for 
freshmen and sophomores is 
horrendous. These students have 
to park off-campus, in a caged 
area. The lights constantly flicker 
on and off. I know how scary it 
is to walk alone at night, 
especially for young women. As 
most rape incidents happen to 
women between die ages of 18 
and 24, it doesn't make sense to 
have us walk one-half plus miles 
back to our dorm late at night 

Because of a bad relationship 
that ended with my safety being 
threatened, I was instructed by 
campus police to always have an 
escort walk with me after dark. 
Not only is it inconvenient to 
have to wait 15 to 20 minutes for 
a Nightwalker to reach the 
freshmen cage,! incur charges on 
my cellular phone bill in order to 
contact the police. If I park near 
my building late at night, I get 

ticketed before 9:00 a.m., yet a 
car directly in front of mine with 
Hampden-Sydney stickers goes 

Freshmen and sophomores, 
including transfer students, are 
still adults, yet in many respects 
we are not treated as such. I 
bought my car with my money; 
money I earned working from the 
time I was sixteen until the 
presentday, I do not feel that this 
college, or any college, has the 
right to keep you from bringing 
your personal property onto the 
campus. As another point if any 
part of tuition is used for parking, 
then freshmen should not be 
charged as much. If we don't 
have the right to keep our cars on 
campus, men they do not have die 
right to charge us for anything 
concerning parking or anything 
remotely related to parking, such 
as parking lot maitenance. 

I went to the forum on 
November 11, and had some 
questions that were not add- 
ressed, so I e-mailed our 
president about them. She e- 
mailed me back and was very 
helpful. One of those questions 
was a concern about the lighting 
in the freshmen cage. A meeting 
with Phyllis Mabel subsequently 
followed. The minute I walked in 
the door, Ms. Mabel asked me if 
I had a car on campus and she 
then asked me to explain why. I 
explained to her that I had had 
an off-campus job to pay my 
bills, but that the restaurant 
recently closed down and I was 
looking for another job. She then 
informed me that as of Thanks- 
giving, I could no longer have my 
car on campus. When I asked her 
how I was supposed to get 
another job, she volunteered to 
drive me wherever I needed to 
go. Fine, I could deal with that, 
but I also have two jobs in 
Lynchburg, so I get to keep my 
car. The conversation was going 
well, though a little off track, 
until Ms. Mabel informed me mat 
I could call the police and the 
Nightwalkers if I came back late 
from my job, but that I had no 
right to expect the police to help 
meiflwas eominflh^lf 

See LETTER pg. 5 


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How Old Are We Anyway? 


Staff Writer 

I am beginning to wonder why 
Longwood and the surrounding 
town of Farmville find it neces- 
sary to treat College students, 
ranging in age from 18-22, like 
they are five years old. The poli- 
cies and rules are so ridiculous 
that I'm beginning to wonder 
where my 12:00 a,m. curfew is! 
Maybe I should just have my 
mother move in with me. 

What I'm trying to get at is the 
fact that since I was a freshman, 
three and a half years ago, the 
school and town have cracked 
down on students so much that 
I'm thankful mat I'll be leaving 
in seven months. 

Now you ask why I'm so dis- 
turbed by all mis? Because it's 
taking away from the whole col- 
lege experience. College is a 
time to explore new things and 
discover one's self. This in- 
cludes taking care of one's self 
and the occasional party; how- 
ever, both of these, along with 
many other experiences, are be- 
ing stolen from Longwood stu- 

A couple of weeks ago a close 
friend of mine was forced to 
spend die night in jail for a Drunk 
in Public. True, a drunk girl wan- 
dering the streets, late at night by 
herself, stumbling into the road 
is endangering herself and pos- 
sibly other drivers; however, mis 
was not the case with my friend. 
First of all, she was forced to 
leave a parry on foot by campus 
police. Secondly, she was in a 
group of about ten other people. 
She was not alone and she was 
not stumbling into the road. On 
the contrary, she 

on the sidewalk and her friend 
was right there to help her. The 
police officers pulled my friend 
and the other girl out of the group 
and told the rest of the group to 
keep walking. Knowing that both 
the girls were intoxicated, they 
arrested my friend and told the 
other girl to walk home alone. 
Not only was this unfair, it was 

also dangerous for the second girl. 
From the time we walk onto 
Longwood's campus we are 
served sermon after sermon about 
rape and the dangers of walking 
alone, not to mention that she too 
was drunk! After spending the 
night in jail, my friend tried to put 
the incident behind her by just 
paying the ticket and trying to for- 
get the experience; however, she 
was then brought up on charges 
at Longwood. Did I mention that 
this incident did not take place on 
campus? Did I say that my friend 
was not 18 or 19, mat she was 21? 
Did I leave out that my friend had 
a designated driver that she could 
have called, but the police officer 
at the party refused to let her call? 
his impossible for me to under- 
stand how these actions are justi- 
fied. First of all, the circum- 
stances of the arrest do not seem 
vary fair to me. My friend was 
forced to leave a party by police 
who worked with the police that 

picked her up. She was not alone, 
in fact, she was surrounded by 
people who were capable of tak- 
ing care of her. Then the police 
seemed to have no regard for the 
safety and well being of the other 
girl. Second of all, isn't it un- 
constitutional for a person to be 
charged and punished for the 
same crime twice? I believe it's 
called Double Jeopardy. My 
friend has already paid her debt 
to society, why should she have 
to pay Longwood? Longwood 
College seems insignificant in 
the whole situation. If I go home 
to my parent's bouse and get a 
Drunk in Public, is Longwood 
going to bring me up on charges? 
Do you know what disturbs me 
even more? The fact that Long- 
wood has all these young adults 
who are treated like elementary 
school children. This worries me. 

In seven months a whole new 
bread of young adults will be 
turned out into the real world 
where they will be forced to take 
care of themselves. How can they 
possibly know how to do that 
when they have been so con- 
trolled here at Longwood? This 
is only one example of a ridicu- 
lous incident 

Don't even get me started on 
the attendance policy which says 
that I can fail a class that I have 
an A in if I don't make it to 
enoagh classes! Longwood 
needs to wake up and realize that 
they are not dealing with chil- 
dren. We are adults about to 
embark on the real world and 
Longwood needs to treat us that 
way since everyone else will or 
t likely already does. 


Nicriol ^gaDO, /\§sif3Dt Igitor 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are not 
necessarily the beliefs of The Rotunda, the column writer, or the 
advisor. These comments are from the "rage and praise" of the 
students and should not always be taken seriously. 


1. To all students for making it through another semester and the 
wrath of academics. 

2. To all faculty and staff for making it through another semester 
and the wrath of students. 

3. To die music department for another wonderful Christmas Con- 
cert and for helping put Longwood in the holiday spirit 

4. To the Peer Helpers for encouraging such huge campus partici- 
pation in the final days of the Angel Tree. 

5. To Lankford Student Union for providing students with "All 
Night Study" and lots of delicious goodies. 

6. To all students who are graduating in December. Congratula- 

7. To the Camerata Singers and Dr. Don Trott who will be per- 
forming at the White House during Christmas tours. 

8. To President Cormier for her follow up on the Open Forum. 


1 . To the administration for canceling Reading Day! 

2. To the administration for the new exam hours. Especially from 
the people who have to commute home after their exam at 10: 30 at 

3. To die administration for scheduling four exams a day instead 
of three. Like students and faculty aren't stressed out enough! 

4. To the administration for having exams on Saturday. Are we 
taking classes in Japan now? 


5. To the Rotunda Cafeteria for constantly having a broken icecream 
machine and carbonated water instead of drinks. 

6. To the administration for blatantly overlooking very obvious 
signs of hazing over die past week. 

Send your Props and Efrops to rq»gano@k>ngwood]wc^dtL 


Letters to the Editor: Honor Board Charges 

The following essays were written by individuals found responsible by the Honor or Judicial 
Boards for not completing sanctions administered by the Judicial or Honor Board. The Honor 
System was created to educate all students, and in doing so it seems only appropriate to educate 
those who violate the Honor Code as well as those who do not 

Hello, I am a sophomore at 
Longwood College. I have a GPA 
of 1,4 and am in danger of being 
suspended for this spring semes- 
ter for not aquiring a 2.0. This 
poor academic result can be 
traced back to my first semester 
as a freshman. When I first ar- 
rived at Longwood, my mind was 
set; I was going to party as much 
as I could and treat my school- 
work the same nonchalant way I 
did in high school. 

I lived in Curry my 
firstsemester, I was disappointed 
to learn that Curry is a non-alco- 
holic dorm; however, knowing 
how clever I was, I knew I could 
pull off drinking every night. I 
met lots of people and soon had 
a group of close drinking bud- 
dies. This was all fine and I en- 
joyed it very much. One thing I 
did notice was that all this drink- 
ing was killing my bank account 
and more importantly was caus- 
ing me to miss a lot of classes. 
During this time, all I wanted to 
do was drink. My friends and I 
even had a bet to see who could 
drink sixty-nine days straight. 

Finally, one Friday night all of 
this drinking caught up with me. 
We had all been drinking since 
about 2:00 that afternoon. By 
10:00 that night the remains of 
our drinking that day was scat- 
tered about my room. All being 
really drunk by now, we decided 
to go make our presence felt 
around campus. It seemed like 
we went just about everywhere. 
I really don't remember much, 
but I do know that, on the way 
home, I was walking around in 
my normal drunken sftipor when 
a cop rolled by. He immediately 
stopped, arrested one of my 
friends and myself, and gave us 
breathalysers. I had a 0.24 Blood 
Alcohol Content 

After being released to one of 
my friends, I went back to my 
dorm. To my surprise when I 
came back to my room all of my 
alcohol was gone. I didn't know 
what to think except that maybe 
my roommate cleaned it up. 

Later I found out that I had been 
busted by my RA. That was two 
offenses in one night The com- 
bination of that and my grades 
slipping really gave me a 
wake-up call 

I continued to drink despite 
the alarm going off in my head. 
More charges would follow af- 
ter that I finally realized that all 
of this irresponsible drinking was 
hurting me after my first semes- 
ter grades came in. I had a 0.4 

Knowing that I could not con- 
tinue this lifestyle any longer, I 
decided to give up drinking irre- 
sponsibly. This was probably 
one of the best decisions that I 
have made in my life. I am much 
more focused on my schoolwork 
and do not have to worry about 
facing the judicial or honor 
boards any longer...which believe 
me is quite a relief. 

The purpose of this essay is to 
share my experience that resulted 
from a detrimental decision that 
I made while impaired from the 
effects of excessive alcohol 
consumption. Hopefully, sharing 
the results of my decision to drive 
while impaired may prevent 
someone else from making the 
same mistake. 

It was a Thursday night and I 
had decided to go with my 
friends to a local bar. Throughout 
the three hour time that I was 
there, I probably consumed about 
six drinks. 

At 2 a.m., when everyone was 
required to go home, a friend and 
myself got into my car and I 
proceeded to drive back to 
campus. Let me not justify here, 
but instead let you understand my 
altered mentality. I felt competent 
and confident in my ability to 
drive my car and justified this by 
telling myself it was a short 
distance to drive. I then drove to 
the Par-Bill's convenience store 
where we could by some snacks 
and cross the street by Frazer to 
find a parking space. We passed 
the full lower lot, and app- 

roached the stop sign at the upper 
lot As we parked the car and left 
to go to the dorm, two officers 
approached and one detained me. 
I had gotten caught because I 
failed to stop at the stop sign. 
After being subjected to a 
breathalizer and various sobriety 
tests, I was taken downtown. 
There 1 was booked and taken to 
Piedmont Jail which is not the 
most desirable place to spend the 
night. The mangled mattress, 
wool blanket and fully exposed 
toilet were less than comfortable. 
This was one of the worst 

If jail was not enough, the 
financial repercussions of my 
actions are the most burdensome. 
The following is my list of 
financial burdens that I will face 
as the result of my most-likely 
conviction in court.. 
$50 OCTAA Class 

$750 Lawyer Fee 
@$300 Court Cost 
$200 ASAP class 
@$500 Insurance increase 
The estimated total is $1800. 
Along with these financial 
drawbacks, there are also other 
inconveniences. My license will 
probably be restricted to going to 
and from work. My freedom to 
drive will be removed because I 
chose to drive drunk. I will most 
likely have to fulfill community 
service hours as well as attend 
more alcohol classes. If 
convicted, this offense remains 
on my driving record for five 

In conclusion, I pose the 
obvious question to you that I ask 
myself daily: Is taking the chance 
of driving the distance of two 
blocks after drinking worth 
everything that I (or anyone else 
guilty of this) will have to face? 
This answer has become 
painfully obvious to me. With 
these burdens and distractions 
occupying my time and thoughts, 
it has become very difficult to 
focus on my school work. By all 
means, avoid sharing my 
experience, just learn from it 

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Duin 7 Time at (ncmC T he Newspaper 9f the Underground 

Disclaimer: This section is purely satirical to accommodate those cynical Longwood students or p eoph 
not literal, they may reveal a greater "truth." -The Warden 

Marlboro Man to Visit Campus-Speculation 
Rampant as to Sexual Orientation 

>f humor. While the "facts" of the stories are 

By; A moron who has yet to 
grow opposable thumbs 

The world-famous "Marlboro 
Man," the swingin' cowboy who 
loves to ride broncos o.i 
billboards advertising Marlboro 
cigarettes, will be visiting 
Longwood College December 
59-62 on a four day weekend tour 
to support smoking. 

As admirable as this message 
of depleted lung capacity is, and 
as appropriate as his salute to 
smokes is during December, 
well-known as National Tar 
Appreciation Month, one must 

put all of that really great stuff 
aside and wonder if the guy is, 
you know, pitching for the other 

I don't know about you, but I'm 
not entirely certain that this 
ageless icon of masculinity and 
the American Way takes his 
women on their backs instead of 
in chat circles. I mean, take a 
gander at one of those billboards 
sometime; is it just me, or isn't 
the wrist that's swinging that 
cowboy hat through the air just 
the slightest bit limp? 

Also: observe the arch of the 
bull's hind quarters when 

bucking the Marlboro Man, and 
the resultant expression on his 
face. This kick, according to 
DTTA's really smart 
mathematicians (they have 
protractors and everything), 
positions Mr. Marlboro at the 
optimum angle to receive anal 
gratification from the thrust of 
the animal. And he likes it! It's 
un-American, foul, and [Note to 
the Reader: the rest of this article 
was not printed due to boredom 
on the part of the editor. -gA] 

The Real Meaning of Christmas 

Business Manager 

As the CHRISTmas season 
comes near, people run busily 
around stores making sure to get 
everyone a gift They plan their 
CHRISTmas parties and their 
CHRISTmas socials and often 
forget the true meaning of 

The true meaning is in the 
word... Christ. God sent his 
son.. Jesus Christ 

The wise men brought the Baby 
Jesus gifts. They did not get him 
everything that they possibly 
could, they each brought him 
one thing. They did not decorate 
a big tree or cook me biggest 
most extravagant meal they 

Jesus is the reason for the sea- 
son and many of us forget about 
that. We make CHRISTmas so 
material and commercializecUand 
we forget why it even exists. This 
CHRISTmas take time to re- 
member why you celebrate 
CHRISTmas. Enjoy the love and 
kindness around you.. Jesus did. 

Wise men still seek him. 

So don't spend the Christmas 
season running around trying to 
buy gifts and fight mall crowds. 
Take the time to sit back and re- 
lax. Think about what Christmas 
time is really about 

If everyone dod that over the 
holidays, maybe the time of year 
would not be so hectic. 

Princeps T urns 7 

The Seven Pilkrs 

Princeps is celebrating its 7th 
sirthday! During the past seven 
r^ears, Princeps has gone through 
some changes in order to better 
he organization. It 
las come to our at- 
tention that some 
students are con- 
fused about Prin- 
;eps. We hope to 
:Iear up any misun- 
Princeps is an hon- 
orary organization whose pri- 
mary purpose is promoting lead- 
ership in Longwood students and 
he college community. Princeps 
-ecognizes that leadership is an 
essential part in the development 
af civility, and through leader- 
ship, individuals can effectively 
ievelop skills that will enhance 
he progress of civilization. 

tion from our purpose. We want 
students to concentrate on our 
mission: To Lead is to Serve. 
Senior members of Princeps re- 
veal themselves at graduation. 
The symbol of Princeps is a 
crown with seven 
points and the num- 
ber seven. This is 
symbolic of the 
seven key principles 
of Princeps. Black 
crowns can be seen 
painted on various 
sidewalks in various 
places on campus. 

Princeps continues to recog- 
nize those members of the Long- 
wood community who strive for 
excellence and leadership. Prin- 
ceps recognizes excellence in 
academics by placing crowned 
sevens on the doors of students 
on the Dean's or President's List. 
If you have any questions, 
comments, or concerns about 

We believe that secrecy must 
>e a part of our work We do not Princeps, please let us know. You 
*ant our personas to divert atten- can contact us at Box 2949. 

Letter cont. page 2 

from Wal-Mart She told me that 
because having your car as a 
freshman was a privilege, I 
should only be using it for my 
job. She basically told me that I 
had more right to be raped and 
murdered after a six o'clock trip 
to Wal-Mart to buy tampons than 
the right to be safely and politely 
escorted to my room. I recall 
buying a parking sticker, one that 
was not exactly cheap for 
someone with a ton of bills. I also 

recall that parking sticker buying 
me the same rights and privileges 
as others on campus. I cannot 
believe that the campus police 
would defend Ms. Mabel on this 
policy. There has to be a way to 
solve this problem. 

I'm just wondering what is 
going to happen next year, when 
if even one-half of the nearly nine 
hundred freshmen Longwood 
brought in for the 98-99 school 
year bring their cars to campus. 
-Mindie Witt 




The New an d Improved Bookstore 

Staff Writer 

The Longwood Bookstore has 
always been a popular place for 
students and faculty to get school 
supplies, gifts, clothes, and other 
merchandise. Many students, 
including myself, have wondered 
why all of a sudden the book- 
store changed companies. 

I recently sat down with Jim 
Simpson, Material Management 
Director, who took part in decid- 
ing to switch companies. For 
those who did not know, the 
bookstore was under a contract 
with the Wallace company. The 
contract has recently expired and 
there was not a renewable one 
with the company. 

Jim Simpson explained to me 
that the school had to go out on 
the street for what is called a bid 
for "Request for Proposals." 
They advertised in local newspa- 
pers and papers in Richmond re- 
questing for a company to make 
a deal with the school bookstore. 
There was an evaluation commit- 

tee after different companies pro- 
posed their ideas to the commit- 

After the committee evaluated 
each one they picked the compa- 
nies they liked the best Then 
they evaluated each of those 
separately and the companies 
made another presentation. The 
company that won the school 
over was Barnes and Noble. 
Barnes and Noble has been in 
business since 1968. It operates 
the largest seller for used text 

Hold on to your seats guys, 
there will be some fantastic new 
things happening with the book- 
store now that it is with Barnes 
and Noble. One new idea that 
the company has introduced is or- 
dering books over the internet. 
Students can order their text- 
books through a Barnes and 
Nobles website, then go down to 
the bookstore where they will 
have them prepackaged for you, 
saving you the hassle of crowds. 
Unfortunately, the website is not 

functional at this time; however, 
the bookstore hopes to use this 
prepackaged service in the future. 

They also have said that if a 
student sees a book for less than 
the college bookstore, Barnes and 
Noble will match the price. 

Rumors have it that the book- 
store will not buy back books, but 
it is not true. Barnes and Noble 
has set up a guarantee buy back 
book program. Louise Lackey, 
manager of the bookstore has 
also mentioned some new prod- 
ucts and ideas of the bookstore. 
Lackey said there will be an im- 
provement in the software of- 
fered mere, clothing that is spe- 
cially priced, bath and body prod- 
ucts, author signings, and new 

Students are welcome to give 
the bookstore any suggestions on 
what they would like to see there. 
Even though the bookstore is 
under new management, students 
will still find the friendly and 
warm atmosphere of the book- 

CORMIER Cont Pg.l 

cling programs. This study will 
begin in January. A Recycling 
Task Force of students, faculty, 
and administrators is addressing 
recycling issues. Student repre- 
sentatives include Ben Leigh, 
Chielo Zimmerman, and Celeste 
Smith. This is an ongoing project 
A waste stream analysis has 
been done and a full report will 
be submitted in January 1999. 


An academic affairs advisory 
committee to the Vice President 
of Academic Affairs will be cre- 
ated effective January 1999. 


As part of the college's overall 
strategic plan, we are requesting 
a full-time GXV.E. Coordinator 
beginning with the 1999-2000 
academic year. 


Lancer Productions is working 
with the office of Multicultural 
Affairs to offer programs that 

meet the needs and interests of 
minority students and to encour- 
age diversity as part of the learn- 
ing experience at Longwood The 
Mulicieul tural Advisory Commit- 
tee also reviews program needs 
on a regular basis. The adminis- 
tration feels that this is the best 
way to ensure representation by 
minority students in program 
planning. Please feel free to con- 
tact Lonnie Calhoun, director of 
Multicultural Affairs in the Gra- 
ham Building (Ext.2395) for 
more information. 


The 1998 Longwood College 
Operating Budget which shows 
the overall total Education and 
General budget as well as each 
departmental budget is available 
in the library at the reserve desk. 
If you have specific questions 
about this document please con- 
tart Kathy Worster in the budget 
office in Lancaster, Room 313, 
(Ext 2282). 

Although there will be some 

minor revisions to the Strategic 
Plan in the coming weeks, a com- 
prehensive draft of the plan is 
also available in the library at the 
reserve desk. Once final revi- 
sions are completed, we will post 
the plan on the Longwood Col- 
lege website. 


The 1998-99 Student Hand- 
book has detailed information 
about the college's alcohol poli- 
cies on pp. 27-31. These policies 
will be written in a more concise 
format for the 1999-2000 aca- 
demic year. The college encour- 
ages practices of friendship and 
fun without alcohol as the main 
focus. As part of our plan to re- 
duce binge and illegal drinking, 
we are focusing on education and 
enforcement with a goal of mak- 
ing a safer and healthier teaming 
environment at Longwood We 
must pursue mis goal not orjy be- 
cause it makes good sense, but 
because we are legally obligated 
to do so. As a state institution, 
Longwood must adhere to the 

laws of the Commonwealth of 
Virginia. Please refer to our 
foundational plan available in the 
Office of Student Affairs. 


We have hired a consultant and 
an attorney to represent the Col- 
lege and to work with the Fed- 
eral Communications Commis- 
sion to change the college license 
from a Class D to Class A li- 
cense. Although this process 
may take some time, it will en- 
sure the continuance of our ra- 
dio station and also expand our 
broadcast coverage area. 


Last but certainly not least we 
have the parking issue. A new 
student parking lot with approxi- 
mately 40 spaces will be avail- 
able by January 15, 1999. This 
parking lot is located at the cor- 
ner of Redford Street and Griffin 
Boulevard across frarr Stubbs. 

In regard to the "size" of cur- 
rent parking spaces: spaces are 

generally 8 feet wide but the 
length will vary according to the 
directional flow of the traffic 
within a particular lot. The 
length of the parking space de- 
termines whether or not the space 
is reserved for compact vehicles. 
I have asked the Vice President 
for Student Affairs, Phyllis 
Mable, to prepare a long-range 
parking plan for the future needs 
of the college. 


Finally, we will be holding an- 
other Student Forum in February 
and we win let you know the 
exact date and location once it is 
ccHmrmed. At that time, we hope 
to present another update to you. 

I wanted to be sure that you re- 
ceived this communication from 
me before the semester is over. 
On behalf of the entire faculty 
and staff at Longwood College, 
I wish you a happy holiday 
Patricia P. Cormier 

Student Speaks 
at Longwood 

Press Release 

Yared Fubusa, a Longwood 
sophomore who represents the 
Jane Goodall Institute and the 
Gombe Stream Research Centre 
in his native Tanzania, spoke re- 
cently at Longwood to 150 area 
Governor's School and Prince 
Edward County Middle School 

Fubusa, an honors student 
studying environmental econom- 
ics in the School of Business and 
Economics, is part of the Roots 
and Shoots program established 
by the Jane Goodall Institute in 
1 99 1 . The organization provides 
educational programs, instilling 
in young people an understand- 
ing of the importance of environ- 
mental preservation. 

Fubusa met Dr. Goodall in 
1994 after starting a Roots and 
Shoots program in Tanzania. "At 
the time I had no idea that Dr. 
Goodall was world famous," he 
told his audience. 

Dr. Goodall began her pio- 
neering study of Tanzania's wild 
chimnpanzees-the longest con- 
tinuous field study of animals in 
their natural habitat-in 1960 on 
Lake Tanganyika's eastern shore. 
Even after more than 35 years of 

RAPE Cont Pg. 1 
ing the victim of a crime. He felt 
that people need to take self-de- 
fense programs before they are 
needed and spoke of RAD, a pro- 
gram available through the col- 
lege for $15.00. For more infor- 
mation on the program, such as 
availability, call x2091. 

Nightwalkers Christy Crowder 
and Bonnie Pancoast spoke, en- 
couraging the use of Nightwalker 
service. Pancoast and Crowder 
said they were happy to escort 
anyone, anywhere, and will 
gladly show anyone where the 
yellow phones are located on- 
campus. They also mentioned 
that they are looking for more 
Nightwalkers, particularly fe- 
males. Any interested person 
may contact either of the two or 
the Nightwalker service at x2870. 

Rape is a very serious concern 
for college, students, and for all 
individuals in general. Informa- 
tion packets are available in the 
Wellness Center in Lancaster, or 

Crime Stats 

Crime Stars were provided by James A. Huskey, Chief of 


Yared Fubusa speaks to students. Photo by Press Release. 

research, she and her team continue 
to contribute significant findings on 
chimpanzee behavior and ecology, 
and her methodology and profound 
scientific discoveries have revolu- 
tionized the field of primatology. 

During school vacations from 
1994-1996, Fubusa studied chim- 
panzees and baboons with the 
Goodall Institute, becoming one of 
the youngest field assistants at the 
Gombe Stream Research Center. 
Today he represents Dr. Goodall in 
speaking engagements at colleges 
and other international conferences 
around the world. Last year he won 
the Dr. Jane Goodall Roots and 
Shoots Achievement Award in 
recogniton of his exceptional ac- 
complishments in the areas of the 
environment, animals, and the com- 

"As a representative of the 
Goodall Institute, be acts as a voice 
for the chimpanzee populations that 
are becoming more and more at 
risk," said Dr. Melanie Marks, a 
Longwood economist and Fubusa's 

One major area of coneem to the 
Goodall Institute is endangered spe- 
cies, and Fubusa's presentation 
sought to increase awareness of en- 
vironmental damage taking place in 
Africa and around the globe. He 
presented a slide-show illustrating 
the diversity of wildlife inTanzania, 

with special focus on the chim- 

"Chimps," he said, "have 
many human characteristics and 
express emotions such as laugh- 
ter and sadness. And, contrary to 
popular belief, chimpanzees 
make tools to help them in daily 
tasks, a trait formerly identified 
only with humans." 

He also discussed trends af- 
fecting the chimp population as 
well as other specks, such as de- 
forestation, poaching, and die 
capturing of young chimps for 
sale abroad. 

"Only the very best students 
growing up in Tanzania are al- 
lowed to progress to middle 
school and high school," he told 
the students. He was the only 
student from among 171 stu- 
dents at his elementary school 
selected to go to middle school, 
and he was one of only four, 
from among 80 candidates, cho- 
sen to attend high school. 

After graduating from Long- 
wood, he plans to pursue a doc- 
torate in economics so that he 
can return to Tanzania and help 
solve environmental and eco- 
nomic problems. 


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T'was the Night 

T'was the night before finals, 
And all through the college, 
The students were praying 
For last minute knowledge. 

Most were quite sleepy, 
But none touched their beds, 
While visions of essays 
Danced in their heads. 

Out in the taverns, 
A few were still drinking, 
And hoping that liquor 
Would loosen their dunking. 

In my apartment, 
I had been pacing, 
And dreading exams 
I soon would be facing. 

My roommate was speechless, 
His nose in his books. 
And my comments to him 
Drew unfriendly looks. 

I drained all die coffee, 
And brewed a new pot, 
No longer caring 
That my nerves were shot 

I stared at my notes, 

But my thoughts were muddy, 

My eyes went ablur, 

efore Finals 

I just couldn't study. 

"Some pizza might help," 
I said with a shiver, 
But each place I called 
Refused to deliver, 

I'd nearly concluded 
That life was too cruel, 
With futures depending 
On grades had in school. 

When all of a sudden. 
Our door opened wide, 
And Patron Saint Put It Off 
Ambled inside. 

Her spirit was careless, 
Her manner was mellow, 
She started to bellow: 

What kind of student 
Would make such a fuss, 
To toss back at teachers 
What they tossed at us?" 

On CUff Notes! On Crib Notes! 
On Last Year's Exams! 
On Wingit and Slingit, 
And Last Minute Crams!" 

Her message delivered, 
She vanished from sight, 
But we heard her laughing 
Outside in the night. 

"Your teachers have pegged you, 
So just do your best 
Happy Finals to All, 
And to All, a good test" 

No Money, No Problem: 
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas 

Editor-in-Chief Guest Writer 

The holidays are creeping up on us, so now is definately the time to get all of your last minute 
shopping done. In case you are at a loss about what to buy a friend, family member, or co-worker 
(and you're low on cash) here are some suggestions for gifts that won't break your budget 

1 . Take someone out to eat or buy a gift certificate to a favorite resturant 

2. If you are a good cook, make homemade cookies or pastries. 

3. Arrange a night out to the movies and buy movie gift certificates. 

4. Fill a decorative mug with holiday candy or buy a plain mug and decorate die mug with paint 
markers or puffy paint 

5. Dollar stores are always an excellent place to buy inexpensive presents (especially stocking 


6. Start a scrapbook for a friend and include pictures and quotes about things you have done together. 

7. Photo albums, picture frames, and film are always a great gift idea for anyone. 

8. Stationary and stamps are good gifts to send to long-distance friends, plus it encourages them to 
write and keeps your mailbox full. 

9. Buy friends meur favorite CD's (roommates tend to like this idea). 

10. Magazine subscriptions are gifts mat "keep on giving" die whole year through (with all the 
different titles out there, this gift should please just about anyone). 

Have a Very Dysfunctional Christmas 


My family is crazy. 

I know that a lot of people say 
this about their families, but in 
my case it is true. My family is 
nuts and the holidays just make 
it worse. I'm not saying this is a 
bad thing, but I had no idea just 
how different we were from 
other .amilies until I came to col- 
lege. Before, I believed that we 
were a little bizarre, but now I 
see differently — we could be a 
bad holiday movie. 

My family can't do anything 
"normal." We must take every- 
thing to the extreme. To give you 
an example, let me tell you a little 
about Thanksgiving. My mom, 
Brenda Momma, cooks for an 
entire army of people. She be- 
gins cooking the meal several 
nights ahead of time, so every- 
thing will be ready for the "big 
meal." The turkey weighs about 
thirty pounds, plus there's the 
ham, sweet potatoes, three gal- 
lons of gravy (because every- 
thing's supposed to have gravy 
on it), five pounds of butter (I lad 
no idea they made containers so 
big, but Momma found one), 
mashed potatoes, stuffing, that 
cranberry stuff, three kinds of 
rolls, six different desserts, and 
God only knows what else. Be- 
fore the meal, we all gathered 
around the table to sing "01 Tur- 
key Bird" to the tune of "Ol 
Christmas Tree." My older sis- 
ter, Tiffany, thought this would 
be a good way to tell the turkey 
we were thankful for the meal. 
Before we all sat down at the 
table to eat, Daddy had put in the 

movie, Babe, to watch. For 
anyone who does not know, the 
movie is about a Uttle pig who 
can talk. Needless to say, I 
could not eat any ham during 

Now Christmas is upon us 
and everyone's trying to get ex- 
cited despite the hot weather. 
This is my Daddy's favorite 
holiday, a time when his cre- 
ative efforts can truely shine. 
His favorite part of Christmas 
is the Christmas tree. At one 
point, we had sixteen trees, all 
with individual themes ranging 
from the toy tree in the den to 
the blue tree in the bathroom 
(Momma's going to kill me for 
writing that). 

Getting the Chritmas tree is 
a defmate fun part of the holi- 
days. When I was akid, Daddy 
would pile the entire family 
into the station wagon and go 
"tree hunting." This meant, 
"Hey we're going out into the 
woods and to find the biggest 
tree in the whole forest!" 
Daddy would get out the 
chainsaw, whack the tree down, 
and strap it to the roof. It re- 
minds me a lot like that open- 
ing scene in National Lam- 
poon's Christmas Vacation. 
The tree would of course be a 
little big for the house so Daddy 
would end up cutting the top of 
the tree off and "shaping the 
tree to fit the room." During 
this time, the rest of the familiy 
was usually high on sugar from 
all the desserts Momma was 
cooking so we didn't really 
notice how big the tree was. 
We would just sing and throw 

ornaments onto the tree, usually 
hitting each other with decorations 
in the process, thus creating a "he 
hit me first" argument between my 
brother and me. 

My parents liked to invison us 
as a Norman Rockwell type, 
tradional family when we were 
actually more like the Waltons on 

My parents love pictures. One 
idea tbey thought would make a 
cute picture would be having the 
kids dress up in different holiday 
outfits on Chritsmas morning. 
My brother, sisters, and I suffered 
through many Christmas mornings 
forced to wear matching outfits, 
usually depicting some type of 
bear, snowman, or Santa (and they 
were usually plaid). We would 
have to stand at the top of the stairs 
and "smile nice" while Daddy took 
the perfect Christmas picture. Af- 
ter the picture was taken, we would 
push and fight each other to see 
who could get down the stairs and 
into the den first It's amazing that 
someone didn't fly off the stairs 
and die. 

Now my brother, sisters, and I 
are for the most part grown. Tif- 
fany and Jason both have families 
and even Heather, my younger sis- 
ter has moved out of the house. 
But some things don't change, we 
will still be celebrating the holi- 
days in the same spaztic, wacko 
way as usual (Momma's planning 
"the big meal" now). There are 
more stories that I could tell, but 
some things are better left unsaid 
(like the 1970's disco Christmas, 
don't ask). 

I can't wait for Christmas. God 
bless this nut house. 

Speak Out: Winter Vacation 


Staff Writer *" 

Exams are upon us, and with 
them comes frayed hair, nail bit- 
ing, late nights, coffee binges, 
and everything else that accom- 
panies stress. But, there is a light 
at the end of the tunnel. That 
light is better known as Christ- 
mas break. 

When asked what they like to 
do most over the holidays, a va- 
riety of answers came from these 
students. * 

"Most of my Christmas holiday 
is spent with family. I enjoy the 
season for its tradition and mean- 
ing," said Megan Rouatree. 

Russell Gibson from Liberty 
University expresses, "My 
family used to travel exten- 
sively during the holidays, but 
now, my siblings and I have 
grown to such a size that cram- 
ming all six of us in to one car 
is kind of ridicu- 

"Decorating the 
Christmas tree. 
Wrapping gifts. 
Driving out and 
looking at Christ- 
mas lights. Hav- 
ing no school or 
classes or profes- 
»ors for a whole 
month!" These 

were the words of Dana Wheeler 
from James Madison University 
Dennis Morris from Longwood 
reveals, "I like to listen to Harry 
Connick Jr's Christmas Album 
while I open all of the big presents 
that are for me. Then I like to go 
back to sleep while 
the rest of my fam- 
ily opens thefr puny 
little gifts." 

"Shopping! Car- 
oling with family 
and friends. You 
know, the stuff they 
do in movies." 
ABsaBurfcett from 
Salem College ex- 
W^F citedly potrayed 

i- it 

all about the action packed ex- 

There ac«s always the comicai 
tuts like B^0^tone l t and B, 
These shows are about a little 
{boy, Kevirt, who is ttyfeg to pro- 
tect his house when he is left 
alone at Chtistrffss, It is very 
funny and amusing to people of 
all ages. 

nit the »ffiv, staring Arnold 

family mo via that are good for 
i 'old eveiiiitjj when it's snow- 

are all 
day bring! joy to kids, teenagers, 
and adults. These are all defi- 
nitely the good time old classfci 
that will never be forgotten 
through time. 

Ffir the younger crowd, and 
rBaybe the younger aduite mere 
are movies Kke The FUnstone's 
Christmas* Christmas Eve on 
Sesame Street, Beauty and the 
Beast: The Enchanted Christ- 
mas, and Christmas with the 
Simpson's, The* are all almost 
always comical, but they still get 
seros* ^m m&amng and excite- 
ment of the Christmas hoBday, 

As you can tell Christinas 
movies bring the joy and excite* 
meat of Christinas along with all 
the other ageless pastimes, So 
fir0yoorself a nice warm fee and 

Ben Henderson from Virginia 
Tech comments, "I enjoy going 
to church, especially on Christ- 
mas Eve for the midnight ser- 
vice. Also singing carols and 
hymns and reading the Christ- 
mas story, H 

Brannon Addison from 
Longwood said, "We get to- 
gether with relatives and have 
Christmas dinner." 

Students aren't the only ones 
that enjoy and are anxious for the 
Christmas season. A few parents 
look forward to it as well. 

*A thing that begins a few 
weeks before Christmas is plan- 
ning for the annual church 
Christmas program. This usu- 

ally includes music, costumes, 
props, and uncooperative chil- 
dren. But [it] is something that I 
look forward to every year" ex- 
plains a Virginia Tech mom, 
Cassie WoWford. 

"Some favorite dungs at Christ- 
mas include reading The Christ- 
mas Story about the birth of Jesus 
on Christmas Eve and then set- 
ting out cookies and milk for 
Santa," said Patti Culbreth, a Vir- 
ginia Episcopal School educator 
For the time being, just con- 
centrate on yow exarns ami mak- 
ing it through the first semester. 
But keep in die back of your mind 
winter vacation is ahead! 

PAGE 10 


Organization Spotlight: 
The Martial Arts Club 

Opinion Editor 

Founded a year ago by senior 
Elliott Anderson, the Martial Aits 
Club provides students with the 
opportunity to learn Martial Arts 
skills and self-defense 

Currently the club has around 
15 members including beginners 
and experienced students, with 
some members holding black 
belts in various styles of the 
Martial Arts. 

Anderson, who transferred to 
Longwood last year, started the 
club when he was looking for 
other people to work out with. 
The club began most of its 
activities this year as members 
attended the Nunchaker seminar 
in Lynchburg, which was led by 
Don Alley, who is ranked #1 
Nationally by the NBL. 

The Martial Arts club also 
sponsored the campus-wide 
Stress Relief Seminar, which was 
hosted by Reiki Master Luxman 
Jackson December 2 in the 
Curry-Frazer Commons. In 

addition to attending and 
sponsoring seminars, the Martial 
Arts Club members provide 
Resident Assistants with hall 
programs, where the members 
instruct residents on basic self- 
defense techniques. 

"The goal of the club is to 
provide an opportunity for 
everyone to learn basic street 
self-defense techniques for free," 
said Anderson, who has been 
studying Martial Arts for eight 

The Martial Arts Club hopes to 
provide students with more 
programs in the spring by 
possibly hosting an on-campus 
seminar with Don Alley, as well 
as a demonstration by Rick 
Moneymaker on Internal Chi. 
Anderson also hopes to have the 
group participate in tournaments. 
Currently he and Ashley Finneh 
compete in various tournaments 
such as the McGregor Fall Open 
Tournament and the AAU. 

For more information on the 
Martial Arts Club please contact 
Elliott Anderson at 395-3045. 

Carbon Leaf Returns For 
Annual Chri 

Opinion Editor 

Tuesday's Reading Day may 
have been shortened, but there 
was still ample time for students 
who attended the Carbon Leaf 
Christmas party to recover from 
the hours of music, dancing, and 
party-going that took place at 
Landsharks Monday, December 

Where the Sidewalk Ends, a 
local band from Hampden- 
Sydney College, opened for 
Carbon Leaf, beginning the 
evening around 10 p.m. 
Gathering in the middle of the 
floor, the band's supporters 
spent no time idle in their chairs. 

Carbon Leaf performed songs 
from Meander and Shadows in 
the Banquet Hall, as well as 
covers perfected with the Leafs 
"ether electrified porch musk" 

To the delight of Farmvillian's 
everywhere, the band played the 
always requested, "Take Me 

Carbon Leaf Rocks Again! Photo by Chris Thompson 

Home Country Road" while 
adding a little of Lynard 
Skynard's "Sweet Home 
Alabama" into the mix (I never 
thought anyone would actually 
fulfill the "Play some Skynard!" 
on demand). 

There are a couple of things that 
make Farmville bearable; 
weekend binge drinking and the 
almost-monthly Carbon Leaf 
shows. With tinnitus serving as 

a reminder of last night's show, I 
feel I can survive in Farmville. 
(At least until Friday). 

The Richmond- based band 
plays numerous shows 
throughout the month. For show 
dates and other information, 
contact Carbon Leaf at P.O. Box 
4224, Richmond, VA 23220; 
cleaf @ ;http:// 

A Brief History of Longwood Bands 

Opinion Editor 

Writer's Note: Part of this was 
published in the last issue of The 
Rotunda, but was edited because 
of little available space. Since the 
first printing of this story hardly 
showed the extent of Longwood" s 
musical history, we're running it 
again in its entirety. 


This is as far back as Ben could 
remember. Sounding a lot like 
Jesus Lizard, they broke up 
before Tufts started school here. 
The member names are 


This band was founded by 
Kevin Donovan (Fu), who 
played guitars, vox, and 
keyboard. SCB included Joe 
Peterfesso (bass, calculus); Ben 
Tufts (drums); and many others. 
According to Ben there were 

different people playing in the 
band every time SCB performed. 
Beginning in 1992, the group 
disbanded around 1995. SCB 
played originals and covers that 
included punk versions of Take 
Me Home, Country Road. 


Like SCB, this band started 
around 1992 and ended in 1995. 
Ben, who played drums in the 
band, described J'aunt as "a 
weird experimental prog/metal/ 
jazz/funk/anomaly." Todd 
Naumann played guitar in the 
band with T.L. Smoot on bass. 
Actually, this was Ben's high 
school band, but he included it 
to illustrate how long he and 
Todd have been playing together. 

Knight A 

Ben heard about Knight & 
Bhula soon after his arrival to 
Longwood in 1994. At the time 
Scott Knight and Nayan Bhula, 

who both played acoustic guitars 
and sang, were the first two 
people to make an effort to put 
live music in the college 
community. Ben gives Nayan 
the credit for starting the music 
scene at Longwood. 

Korey Habbnrd ft Ben Tufts 

Korey and Ben met in Fall of 
'95 and started playing with 
Korey singing and on acoustic 
guitar, while Ben also played the 
acoustic guitar. The two 
continued playing through spring 
of *96, usually doing shows 
about twice a month. During this 
time Tiara Fisher revived the 
Coffee House on the 4th floor of 
the Cunninghams, a place that 
has given many bands an outlet 
and an audience. They also 
played the coffee house that used 
to be on Main Street 

Blue Train had many 

and not necessarily at the same 
time. Estela Knott sang; Reuben 
Skye Rose played guitar, (bass 
player unknown); Clay Wray 
played bass; David (last name 
unknown) played drums; Ben 
Tufts played drums; Andy Brock 
played die alto saxophone; (other 
alto sax player unknown). Blue 
Train started playing about the 
same time as Korey and Ben. 
Blue Train started with Estela and 
Reuben but eventually grew to a 
full band. 

Kid Vibe 

Kid Vibe formed in fall of *96 
and continued until Korey left the 
following spring. Korey sang and 
played the guitar; Ben played 
guitar and vibraphone; Matt 
Taylor played bass; and Preston 
Bousman played drums. 


Gist consisted of two former 
Longwood students, Nayan 

Bhula who sang and played the 
guitar, and Jennifer Moentmann 
who played bass. Fred Burton, 
who did not attend Longwood, 
played drums. Gist currently 
plays a lot of show in Northern 
Virginia Ben describes their 
music as "angry, happy, sad, ugly, 
beautiful, rock and roll." 


Jerry Meyersak ~ Vocals ; Clay 
Wray - Guitar ; James (last name 
unknown) — Guitar ; Robin (last 
name unknown) -- Bass; 
Jonathan Somers - Keyboards ; 
Ben Tufts ~ Drums (he only 
played one show with them). 

Hi-Fi Dizxy Kids 

This band consisted of Dennis 
Morris (vocals, guitar); Josh 
Adams (guitar, vocals); Julie 
Mapp (bass, guitar, vocals); and 
Jackson Harrara (drums). The 
band played Baadfest 97, but 
broke up a while ago. 


Double Feature Editor 

1. Where do forest rangers go "to get away from it ahT* 

2. What do you do when you see an endangered animal 
eating an endangered plant? 

3. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages? 

4. Would a fly without wings be called a walk? 

5. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid 
someone will clean them? 

6. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked? 

7. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? 

8. If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the 
right to remain silent? 

9. Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank 

10. How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road 

Columnist's Note: If you have any "Deep Thoughts" of your 
own, please e-mail them to 

Movie Review: Blade 


Asst. Layout Manager 

Wesley Snipes and Stephen 
Dorff star in the action packed 
vampire movie Blade. Snipes 
plays Blade, a half man-half 
vampire. His mother was at- 
tacked by a vampire when she 
was pregnant with him. 
He possesses all of the 
strengths of a vampire, 
but none of the weak- 
nesses. He does all that 
he can to stop the vam- 
pires from taking ova-. 
He also wants to find 
the vampire who killed 
his mother. His mission is to de- 
stroy all vampires. 

Stephen Dorff plays Deacon 
Irost, a vampire who is stirring 
up the vampire community. He 
considers humans as nothing 
more than food and only wants 
to dominate them. His mission is 
to raise a blood god mat will give 
him the power to take over in a 
vampire apocalypse. Deacon 
Frost is a very rebellious charac- 
ter. He is more like the "vampire 

of the 90*s" dressed in leather 
pants (which isn't necessarily a 
bad thing). 
This movie is perfect for the ac- 
tion lover. It is nonstop through- 
out die entire movie. Blade scans 
to be a darker version of Batman 
with all of the extra weapons that 
he carries. Just 
when you think 
he's in trouble, be 
pulls out a new 

Along with the 

action comes the 

blood and gore. 

This was not my 

favorite by any means. This 

movie contains a lot of violent, 

gory death. 

The beginning scenes of the 
movie are very interesting. They 
take place in a club type setting. 
As I watched, I was very dis- 
turbed with what was happening. 
But overall, the movie was 
great It was a lot darker than pre- 
vious vampire movies, but it gave 
another side of our picture of a 

How to Deal With Stress 

Guest Writer 


The word college students hate 
the most When the word stress 
enters the vocabulary of a college 
student, it is usually followed by 
curse words. This is the time of 
every semester when stress is 
high because papers are due, tests 
are to be taken, and of course, fi- 
nal exams. 

You may experience times 
when you are stressed out but do 
not know how to help yourself. 
Often times someone else may 
notice that you are stressed, but 
you yourself do not 

Some signs of a highly stressed 
individual are: general irritabil- 
ity, impulsive behavior, an over- 
powering urge to cry, fatigue, 
anxiety, grinding of the teeth, 
insomnia, migraine headaches, 
pain in the lower back, decrease 
or increase in appetite, night- 
mares, and accident proneness. 

There are ways to avoid stress. 
Do not let stress get the best of 
you. Just sit back and relax. 

To Man 

L Reduce 

8. Take time for yourself dailv. 

Know your iuaitatioos. Leant to s&i 


10. Don't 


too soon., Everyone has a fVict* .- 

Top 20 Albums of 1998 

Taken from SPIN Magazine 

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6. Mateive Afiteck-JfeawJis* 

7. Marilyn Mmsm-Mec/umimi 

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TRIPPIN' In Chicago 

Assistant Editor 

Road trips are not what they 
used to be, when people like Jack 
Kerouac hit the road, the mission 
was to find oneself in the obscure 
and threatening world of 

For most, road trips have 
evolved since the days when 
Kerouac belted seventy-two 
hours straight across the heart- 
land to see his pals on the other 
coast and Hunter S. Thompson 
filled the backseat of his convert- 
ible with grapefruits and turned 
bis trunk into a grocery store of 
drugs and alcohol while search- 
ing for The American Dream. 

As a part of America's youth 
generation, we are drawn to these 
roads; the roads that have already 
been traveled and traversed. We 
too are usually restless and seek- 
ing some kind fulfillment or hop- 
ing to fulfill a void at the end of 
the asphalt 

Road trips have become a 
game, a way to get a quick fix 
aside from reality and have some 
uncalculated fun. Some cross 
over America's highways and by- 
ways in search of all the cities 
that end in "vUle" or rise with 
skyscrapers and others seek late 
night truck stop society and alien 

But for many of us who can 
usually only sneak in a four day 
escapade, the road becomes a 
way for us to get our own quick 
fix outside of college life, and 
mainly outside of Farm ville. 

A quick trip offers us a glimpse 
into the heart of America. 
Whether the weekend away 
boasts big city architecture or 
brings the quiet solitude of fish- 
ing holes on the coast, the trip 
always brings something new, 
some kind of escape to the col- 
lege mind. 

Whether you will stuff your 
own backpack or merely take a 
backseat in my convertible, get 
ready to fill the suitcases of your 
mind this semester and replenish 
your desire to discover as we to- 
gether embark upon some of 
America's greatest cities and 
of America's lost colonies 

in search of our own American 

Chicago: A Big City Ride 

"This is my kind of town, Chi- 
cago is, my kind of town, Chicago 
is. My kind of people too, people 
who smile at you and each time I 
roam Chicago, its calling me 
home. Chicago is why I just grin 
like a clown, its my land of town 
Chicago is. " 

Frank Sinatra said it perfect in 
his 1964 ode to Chicago. When 
entering the downtown arena of 
Chicago, surrounded by the mag- 
nanimity of buildings and bendy 
coffee shops, you cannot escape 
the ghost of what the city used to 

With my first step onto State 
Street I was sucked into the mys- 
tics of Chicago and transplanted 
back to the days of mobs and 
flappers, tenement housing and 
bankers, and electric trolley lines 
and industry workers. Today, the 
city still exudes heritage. The 
modern has not replaced the Old 
Town Chicago, it has merely 
grown through its mortar. 

I jke most big cities, everything 
in Chicago has a hearty price tag, 
but the true cheapskate (college 
student) can see all of the Windy 
City on ten bucks a day and a 
good pair of tennis shoes. Ev- 
eryone has seen the famous beach 
side boardwalk in movies that 
runs along the western side of 
Lake Michigan. The concrete 
pathway spans the entire shore- 
line of Lake Side Drive where 
Chicagoans bike and rollerblade, 
lay idol in the sun, and even paint 
landscapes of the golden skies 
over Lake Michigan. 

Lake Shore Drive can be fol- 
lowed North right into the Chi- 
cago River mat splits the down- 
town area in two. On both sides 
of the river lie the gems of the 
Chicago skyline and the found- 
ing businesses that brought the 
city into its splendor. Before I 
delved into the beat of the city I 
thought I would take in some of 
the local tourist traps. 

Who can come to Chicago 
without going to the observation 

deck of the Sears Tower or shoot- 
ing up the John Hancock Build- 

According to a Chicago native, 
the Sears Tower "STILL remains 
the tallest building in the world 
because the new towers in Ma- 

After plunging back down to 
the ground below the Tower, I 
visited the distinguished Art In- 
stitute of Chicago which show- 
cased an exhibit on the French 
artist Mary Cassatt, further gazed 
upon the posh and richly adorned 

laysia are not yet completed!" 
From the top of 1,450 feet of 
space and 110 stories a miracu- 
lous view of the city is afforded 
for only six dollars. 

With the Chicago River to your 
rear, you can look down upon the 
bustling commercial center of 
Michigan Avenue that houses 
trendy and unaffortable stores 
like Crate & Barrel, Marshall 
Fields, and Neiman Marcus, out 
to the sailboats and marinas that 
line Lake Michigan, and the 
Navy Pier where cruise ships 
dock and families feast on cara- 
mel apples atop the steel ferns 

As one of the greatest architec- 
tural centers of the world, a visi- 
tor must be weary not to give all 
of their time to skyscrapers ami 

windows of Michigan Avenue, 
and poked around the amazing 
fortress of River City. 

River City is a self-contained 
urban complex built on the Chi- 
cago River that consists of four 
eighty-five feet towers and has 
such a modern appearance that it 
looks like something out of a 
Jetsons' cartoon. The serpentine 
concrete form holds two theaters, 
health-care facilities, commercial 
restaurants, and is topped by 
seven circular parking lots fin- 
ished off with the oblong living 

Aside from the main architec- 
tural and historical tourist attrac- 
tions, the true ethnographer will 
elect to spend a good part of the 
day resting on the sea-walls of the 
Navy Pier which attract all slices 
of life. The Navy Pier is both a 

children's carnival and an adult's 
beer garden. The pier boasts fa- 
mous restaurants like Bubba 
Gump's Shrimp Factory and for 
the more thrifty, a McDonald's of 
the Future. 

Along the sides of the sea- 
shore, die aesthetic eye can be 
dazzled by modern art sculptures. 
A fifty cent guide book walks you 
through the local artist sculptures 
that rang from a graffiti play- 
house to a pregnant caged male 
with one nipple. 

Along the sides of the pier rest 
the water taxis and dinner cruise 
ships that courier you along Lake 
Michigan, through the Chicago 
River, and under the famous 
tongue and groove bridges that 
were spotlighted in last summer's 
blockbuster My Best Friend's 

While undulating along 

Chicago's main bodies of water, 
make sure you imbibe a dollar 
draft and watch the history un- 
fold as you cruise by the Wrigley 
Building and the home of the 
Chicago Tribune. 

After strolling the sea sprayed 
pier, the true jazz buff must take 
his or her fill in the acclaimed 
Jazz Mart. However, this store 
is only for the true jazz enthusi- 
astic because it holds such an 
extensive collection of rare re- 
cordings and releases that the 
untrained eye would overlook. 
The priceless pearl I took home 
was a live recording of Miles 
Davis at Birdland in 1950. 

In public alcoves like the court- 
yard outside of the Jazz Mart you 
can really see the diversity of the 
inhabitants of Chicago ranging 
from the businesspersons of top 
Chicago advertising agencies 
like Foote Cone & Belding, the 
young wind-breaker clad Cubs 
fans, the vintage swingers who 
are still reminiscent of Chicago's 
early days, the news hungry that 
ooze from the gates of North- 
western University, and the deso- 
late and dark that comb the streets 
in search of a spare corner. 

But when do you really see the 

See CHICAGO Pg. 13 

Movie Review: 
Bride of Chucky 

Business Manager 

The Chuck Man is back again 
in bis fourth movie. His girlfriend 
Tiffany summed bis spirit and he 
returned to his Good Guy body. 
Tiffany's spirit is also put into a 
doll's body. 

They ate out to be transformed 
into younger more attractive bod- 
ies. They followed two teenag- 
ers and decided to use them. 

While they were following the 
teens they were killing 
people.. .so it looked like the teen- 
agers were doing it. At one point 
in the movie Chucky says "if this 
were a movie it would take three 
or four sequels to explain it" 

This movie was not as good as 
the other three Child's Play mov- 
ies. This definately proves not 
all sequels are as good as the first 

CD Review: Semisonic: Feeling 
Strangely Fine 

Asst. Layout Manager 

I had the pleasure of receiving 
this album as a Christmas 
present from one of my close 
friends. I had only beard two 
songs and I wasn't sure of what 
to expect 

The album opens with Closing 
Tone, the first single from the 
album. It's a nice little jingle 
about last calls. It is however, 
one of those songs that will slay 
in your head for hours. After a 
while, it is really irritating. 

Another good song is Singing 
in My Sleep. The guitars and the 
song overall are very cheerful. 
The album overall has a very 
perky and happy tone to it 
(sometimes to me point of 
irritation). A lot of the songs 

deal with love and happiness but 
at the same time lonliness. Never 
You Mind and Secret Smile were 
two of the songs that I remember 
listening to that were entirety to 
cheerful for me. 

But if I had to rate this album 
on a scale of one to ten, I would 
give it a seven. Although it is 
often too cheery, it still sounds 
great. Semisonic makes 
wonderful music The sounds 
blend well and the music will 
make you listen again and again. 

The Rotunda would 
like to wish everyone 
Happy Holidays. Have 
a great break! 

Binge Drinking: When is it Enough? 

Staff Writer 

One always likes to appear 
immortal, especially when it 
comes to drinking. After all, we 
are college students. 

After reading about recent 
deaths due to binge drinking, I 
have to confess that I am singing 
another tune. A majority of 
college students have engaged in 
binge drinking. I know you know 
about the "isolated incidents" of 
binge drinking deaths, but do you 
know that you can die from it as 

Need I remind the "immortal 
beings" that last year several 
college students died from binge 
drinking. It's not a fun activity. 
It's a dangerous one. High 
quantities of alcohol in a short 
period of time causes an overload 
in your body. Your liver can only 

process a half of an ounce of 
alcohol in an hour; not the huge 
amounts of alcohol involved in 
binge drinking. 

Consuming large amounts of 
alcohol at one time can lead to 
alcohol poisoning. I know a lot 
of people laugh as they pick up a 
drink. They think, "That only 
happens to losers, you know, 
ones who can't handle a drink." 
Think again. 

Drinking games are prolific at 
parties. The games are supposed 
to be fun and harmless, I would 
like you to look between the 
lines. Drinking games involve an 
excessive amount of alcohol, 
more than your body can handle. 
Drinking games are a form of 
binge drinking and can be deadly. 

Drinking games are just one 
example. I knew someone who 
went to the Uni versity of Virginia 

a few years back. She was a good 
student and was getting close to 
graduating from college. She 
drank a little too much and passed 
out. A fire broke out in her 
apartment. She died in that fire. 

She never got the chance to 
graduate from college. She will 
never live her dreams and have a 
career. She lost her life because 
of alcohol. 

It may be just one isolated 
incident of what happens when 
you drink, but it shows that 
anybody can die from drinking 
too much. I want to show you 
that binge drinking is not "the 
thing to do." It is a dangerous 

It you want to take the risk of 
losing your life, then go ahead 
and binge drink Just think about 
all the risks involved before you 
down that first shot 

CHICAGO Cont Pg. 12 

beasts that lie under these gilded 
costumes? The real animals prey 
in the nightlife of Chicago. From 
nine o'clock until four in the 
morning Division Street be- 
comes a mirrored fun house for 
the college imagination. No mat- 
ter what the soul is craving, you 
can find it somewhere in the di- 

The road houses traditionally 
rich Chicago style bars with oak 
walks and steel radiator roofing 
serving house ports and sherries 
to Guiness pours in Chicago's 
first Irish pub established in 1875 
after The Great Fire. I made my 
way down the street popping my 
head in and out of this college 
students dream looking for 
THAT one Chicago night club 
experience I craved. 

Down a side street I entered 
Liquid and dived into an era out- 
side of my own. The nine piece 
brass band was blowing away on 
the stage and the crowd was 
adorned in wing tips, zoot suits, 
and knee length chenille skirts. 
All sat sipping martinis and puff- 
ing on cigars. I had entered 
Fitzgerald's roaring twenties and 
was about to embark upon the 
world of Swing. 

From the stage piped a rendi- 
tion of Benny Goodmans 
Orchestra's "Sing, Sing, Sing 

(With a Swing)" as I watched 
bodies jitter and jolt. I was mes- 
merized by the rebirth of the art 
of Swing that I thought dimin- 
ished with the hop sock. As the 
cats blew and I glided along the 
wooden floors surrounded by red 
velvet and dim lights I escaped 
into a forgotten America. 

With the next mornings dawn- 
ing, back in modem America, I 
relaced my tennis shoes and be- 
gan to wander around exploring 
the city all over again. Chicago, 
like most big cities, is 
Crevecoeur's melting pot of di- 
versity. Its holds the faces of a 
lost America. The past, the 
people, the architecture, and the 
culture of the America that we 
search to discover. The city had 
shown me this America, fed me 
the change I needed, and shared 
her secrets with me. 

Chicago is a part of the 
America that brings us joy to dis- 
cover and yet the America that 
brings us more indecision and 
confusion as we discover it, but 
it is a city that lingers on our soul 
as we continue to search for the 
American dream. 

"My kind of razz-ma-tazz and it 
has all that jazz, and each time I 
leave Chicago its tugging my 
sleeve, Chicago is .... its one 
kind of town that won 't let you 
down, it's my kind of town. 

Jason J, Ashby 

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A Season of Turnaround 

Lancer Wrestlers Equal 1997- 
98 Win Total With Dual Matcl 
Victory over Apprentice 

Long wood won its only 
match during the past week, 
defeating The Apprentice 
School 24-22 Dec. 1 in New- 
port News. Coach Brent 
Newell's squad is now 4-1 
in dual-match competition mis 
season — already equalling the 
entire win-total of a year ago 
when the team finished 4-16 
after the program went 
2-7 the year before (1996-97). 
The Lancers will next compete 
Jan. 8-9 at the annual Virginia 
Duals in Hampton, Va.. 

At the Apprentice School, 
LC was sparked toward victory 
by two crucial falls (pins) from 
a pair of freshmen: David 
Anthes/ Spotsylvania, Va.- 
Spotsylvania HS and Omar 

McNeil/Alexandria, Va. Mount 
Vernon HS. Anthes earned his 
pin In 2:06 at 174, while 
McNeil got his pin in 2:38 at 
184. Also gaining victories 
against the Shipbuilders were 
junior Beau Dicker son/ 
Gloucester, Va. -Gloucester HS 
at 165 (5-4), along with fresh- 
men Jeff Kepler/Haymarket, 
Va.-Stonewall Jackson HS at 
149 (forfeit) and Dave 
Kaplan/ Woodbridge, Va.- 
Woodbridge HS at 157 (16-9). 
"Getting our first win over 
Apprentice since I've been here 
is a positive step for our pro- 
gram," said Newell. "We have 
progressed well this semester. 
If we keep working hard, we 

should continue to improve and 
be successful." 

Through five dual-matches 
and one tournament, Dickerson 
and Kaplan lead the Lancers 
whn 8-2 records. They are fol- 
lowed by Anthes (6-3), fresh- 
man Darryl Graham 
Gloucester, Va. -Gloucester HS 
(141, 6-4), Kepler (5-2), 
McNeil (5-3), junior Kris 
Lucas/ Walden, N.Y.- Valley 
Central HS (Hwt, 5-3), and 
freshman Larry Haynes/ 
Hopewell, Va.-Hopewell HS 

Longwood will be very busy 
when it returns to the mat dur- 
ing the month of January with 
six scheduled competitions. 

Longwood Women 
Golfers Ranked 
Fourth In Nation 

The Longwood College 
women's golf team has been 
ranked fourth in the NCAA 
Division n MasterCard Colle- 
giate Golf Rankings through 
the fall season as voted upon 
by a panel of collegiate 
coaches. The College Golf 
Foundation administers the 
rankings. The next ranking 
will be available in April dur 
ing mid-season of the 1999 
spring campaign. 

Longwood and its 327.18 
team scoring average through 
the fall season was ranked be- 
hind first-place Florida South- 
ern, second-place Rollins 
(Fla.), and third-place Lynn 
(Fla.), while Mankato State 
(Minn.) rounded out the 
top five. The Lancers of Coach 

Cindy Ho, five-time Division 
n National Champions, were 
led during the fall campaign 
by sophomore Mandy Beamer/ 
Burkeville, Va,-Nottoway HS. 
Beamer averaged 80.00 
through six rounds of compe- 
tition, including a career-best 
78-78-156 while taking med- 
alist honors at the Tina Barrett 
Invitational Sept. 5-6. 
Longwood fired a 325-319- 
644 en route to its team title 
during the Tina Barrett Invi- 

Longwood will open its 
spring schedule with partici- 
pation in the College of 
Charleston (S.C.) Invitational 
at Pinehurst (N.C.) #8 March 
1-2, a 36-hole event in North 

Longwood Splits CVAC Openers; Record Stands At 3-5 

Longwood split its first two 
Carol inas- Virginia Athletic 
Conference (CVAC) games last 
week, defeating Coker (S.C.) 
42-40 Dec. 5 following a nar- 
row 7 1 -69 bat to Barton (N.C.) 
Dec. 1. Coach Ron Carr's 
squad is now 3-5 overall, 1-1 
in the CVAC. The Lancers 
three wins have come a month 
earlier man last season when 
the blue and white did not 
reach three wins until 
Jan. 4. LC will now take time 
off for final exams before con- 
cluding first semester action 
Dec 17 at CVAC opponent 
Belmont Abbey (N.C). 

At Coker, LC rallied from 
a 27-10 halftime deficit to take 

in South Carolina The Lanc- 
ers got the game-winning bas- 
ket from junior Jon Hughes/ 
Vafrico, Fla. Bloom 'ngdale HS 

on a 10-foot jumper. The host 
Cobras missed an opportunity 
to tie the game with a last-sec- 
ond shot attempt. Junior Lee 
Farrior/Chesterfield, Va.- 
Manchester HS had given 
Longwood a 40-38 lead at 1 :27 
with a pair of free throws be- 
fore Coker tied the contest at 
40-40 with :59-seconds left to 
set-up Hughes 9 last-second he- 

Longwood stormed back 
from the 1 7-poin t deficit at die 
intermission by outscoring 
Coker 21-0 to start the second 
half for a 3 1 -27 lead with 9:20 
remaining. The low-scoring 
contest remained close 
throughout the remainder of 
the game. Farrier ied the Lanc- 
ers with 12 points, 10 coming 
in the decisive second half, in- 
chiding eight during the 21-0 
blitz. Farrior also grabbed six 
rebounds, while Hughes fin- 

ished with 1 1 points and nine 
rebounds. Freshman Zech 
Boyd/Virginia Beach, Va.- 
Tailwood HS also contributed 
to the effort with seven second- 
half points in only six minutes 
of action. 


Against Barton, LC trailed 
58-48 with 4:12 on the clock 
before rallying to within the fi- 
nal margin with 10-seconds 
remaining. The Bulldogs 
missed two free throws and 
Longwood had the final shot 
inside with two-seconds left 
that missed among heavy traf- 
fic in the lane. Lancer junior 
Chris WiUiams/Elwood, tod- 
Elwood Community HS had a 
two-handed rim-rattling slam 
dunk over two BC defenders to 
pull LC within 7 1 -69 at the 1 0- 
secondmark — setting up the 
final sequence of mused free 

throws by the visitors before the 
last-second shot attempt by the 
hosts. Barton secured its 
victory by making 9-14 free 
throws over the final 1:35. 

Longwood was led by fresh- 
man Brian FitzGerald/Chapel 
HilL N.C.-East Chapel Hill HS 
with a career-high 15 points, 
while sophomore Jay Louden/ 
Williamsburg, Va.-Bruton HS 
also scored 15 points for the 
Lancers. Farrior was limited to 
11 points but contributed five 
rebounds, three assists, and 
three steals. 

Through eight games, 
Farrior is averaging 1 7.S ppg, 
and 3.6 rpg,, followed by 
FitzGerald at 11.9 ppg. while 
shooting an outstanding 66.7% 
(36-54) from the field. Hughes 
is averaging 8.0 ppg. and 52 
rpg., while sophomore Ben 
Green/Virginia Beach, Va.- 
Frank W. Cox HS grabs a team- 

best 5.4 rpg.. Freshman Andy 
Jones/Chapel Hill, N.C.-East 
Chapel Hill HS is dishing out 
3.2 assists per contest. The 
Lancers are shooting 43.4% 
(191-440) from the field and 
69.5% (114-164) at the free 
throw line. 

Farrior led the CVAC in 
scoring (19.5 ppg.) through the 
CVAC statistical report ofNov. 
30. Others among the confer- 
ence leaders include FitzGerald 
in field goal percentage (T-3rd, 
68.2%) and free throw percent- 
age (6tfa, 88.9%), Hughes in 
free throw percentage (5th, 
90.0%) and blocked shots 
(8th, 1 .25), and Jones in assists 
(9th, 3.67). 

Following die Belmont Ab- 
bey (N.C.) contest, Lengwood 
will open second semester ac- 
tion Jan. 2-3 at a tournament 
in Pennsylvania hosted by 


Player Profile: 
Wrestler Eddie Garcia 

NAME: Eddie Garcia 
YEAR: Freshman 
LIVING: French 
SPORT) wrestling 
MAJOR: undecided 
HAIR COLOR: brawn 
EYE COLOR brawn 
HOMETOWN: Woodbridge, Virginia 
FAMILY: parents, Luis andSonia Garcia 
siblings, young sister- Nadya; 15 
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: anything and everything 
FAVORITE TV. SHOW: Monday Night Raw and the 

HOBBIES: hanging out withfiiends and playing video 

AWARDS IN H.S.: won few tournaments, outstanding 
wrestler award 

AWARDS IN COLLEGE: was fourth in first tournament 

OFF THE MAT. laid-back 
ON THE MAT: relaxed intensity 
# OF YEARS WRESTLING: Seven years 
"My very first match in college I pinned the guy. He was 
firm Gettsyburg. It was a great feeling. " 
HIS FUTURE PLANS: "I have no clue. lam an undeclared 
major, so that pretty much leaves me open to anything that 
comes up, that interests me of course. " 
WHAT OTHERS SAY: Chris Trahant, roommate, "Eddie is 
cool. We get along realty weU. We never have stupid petty 

MattMorreau, roommate, "Eddie's a very hard working 
student. He practices hard everyday. He's a good guy. " 

In Memory: Former Longwood 
Assistant AD Thomas W. Bilello 

Thomas W. Bilello, a 
former assistant athletic direc- 
tor at Longwood College from 
1995-97, collapsed and died at 
the wheel while driving home 
from a football game in Florida 

shy in Alabama. The Trojans people and was a key 

had played at Florida A&M last person in the development of 

Saturday during the NCAA the Athletic Department," said 

Division 1-AA Football Play- Longwood Director of Athlet- 

offs. An autopsy performed ics Jack Williams, "All of us 

Nov. 30 determined that Tom 

share in the grief of Tom's sud- 
den passing and send our 
prayers and thoughts to his 
family and loved ones." 

Nov. 28. Tom, just 34-years- died from cardiac erythmea 
old, had most recently been caused by a faulty heart valve. 
employed as associate athletic "In his short time at 

director at Troy State Univer- Longwood, Tom touched many 

Lancers Sweep Through Three 
Opponents; Record At 5-3 

Longwood won three led by junior Kali Brown/ looked back. The Lancers had 
games during the past week* Powhatan, Va, -Powhatan HS four players achieve double- 
defeating CVAC opponents with a game-high 17 points, doubles, led by Barron with a 
Coker (S.C.) 72^*7 Dec, 5 and adding 11 rebounds for a game-high 19 points and 11 

double-double. Brown was fol- rebounds. Barron was followed 

lowed in scoring by freshman by Brown with 17 points and 

Jamie Beaie/Columbia, Md,- 12 rebounds, Price with a ca- 

Oakland Mills HS with a ca- reer-high 15 points and 10 re- 

reer-high 16 points and bounds, and Younce with 12 

five assists, while junior Jill points and 1 1 rebounds. Beate 

Younce/West Friendship, Md.- nearly had her own double- 

Glenelg HS added 13 points doublewith 1! pointsandnine 

and a career-high eight steals, assists. 

Sophomore Demietre Price/ Through eight games, 

Gladys, Vs.- William Campbell Brown is averaging 17.2 ppg,, 

HS also had a double-double 9.6 rpg., 3.3 steals, and 2.8 as- 

Barton (N.C.) 61-53 Dec. 1 
around a non-conference tri- 
umph past Saint Paul's 81-67 
Dec. 3. Coach Shirley 
Duncan's squad is now 5-3 
overall, 2-0 in the CVAC with 
four consecutive victories. The 
Lancers were scheduled to 
conclude first semester action 
at non-conference opponent 
Millersville (Pa!) Dec. 7. 


At Coker, LC avenged 
three losses to the Cobras a 
year ago when the South 
Carolina school finished as 
CVAC Tournament and regu- 

with 12 points and 13 re- 
bounds, while senior Mary 
Barron/Great Falls, Va.-Paul 
VI HS contributed 12 re- 
bounds. The Lancers have now 
won 52 of 58 CVAC contests 

sists, followed by Barron at 
12.9 ppg. and a team-best 10.6 
rpg., while Younce is adding 
11.7 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 3.7 steals, 
and 3.0 assists. Price is aver- 
aging 9.8 ppg. and 8.9 rpg., 

lar-season runners-up. The since formation of the league, while Beale is adding 5.4 ppg. 

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Lancers ex- 
tended the de- 
fensive clamps 
in the second 
half, limiting 
the hosts to 

a winning 

percentage of 

ami 2.5 assists. The Lancers are 
shooting 37.6% (204-542) 
from the field and 55.2% (1 23- 
223) at the free throw line. 

Brown led the CVAC in 
steals (4.2) through the CVAC 

Lonswood 61. Barton 53 
Against Barton, LC trailed 

44-34 with 1 1:52 on the clock 
only 24.3% (9- before outscoringthe Bulldogs statistical report of Nov. 30. 
37) shooting 27-9 during the remainder of Brown was also tied for mird 
from the floor, the contest. Younce led the in scoring (18.4 ppg.) and was 
including 0-13 rally with 11 of her 13 points, seventh in field goal percent- 
f r o m including a trio of big three- age (54.2%). Others among the 
three-point ter- point field goals over the final conference 
ritory, to erase 6:13. The Lancers were led by leaders include Barron in re- 
a 29-28 half- Barron with a game-high bounding (3rd, 10.4 rpg.) and 
time deficit, double-double of 1 5 points and blocked shots 

Longwood 10 rebounds, adding three 

blocks, followed by Younce 

who also had six rebounds, five 

steals, three assists, and two 

blocks, and Brown with 12 

points and four rebounds. 

Coker 44-18 in 
the second half 
en route to the 

The Lanc- 
ers had four 
players score in 


Against Saint Paul's, LC 
led 43-23 at halftime and never 

(T-4th, 0.8), Price in blocked 
shots (T-4th, 0.8) and rebound- 
ing (T-7th, 
8.2 rpg.), and Younce in free 
throw percentage (9th, 81. 2%). 

Following die Millersville 
(Pa.) contest, Longwood will 
open second 

semester action Jan. 7 by host- 
ing CVAC opponent Mount 
dive (N.C). 





tEtye Jlotunira 

Volume 78, Number 6 

Telling Longwood How It Is Since 1920 

January 28, 1999 

Juniors and Seniors Allowed to Move Off Cam 

News Editor 


Due to tbe increase of fresh- 
men, tiansfers, and continuing 
students, the Housing Depart- 
ment thinks it may be necessary 
for more students to move off 

To allow more students to 
move off campus, they have 
come up with the Junior Option. 
The following are tbe require- 
ments needed to be eligible for 
the Junior Option. 

Juniors volunteer for the option 
if interested in moving off. 

Current number of hours com- 
pleted and registered for by end 
of Spring '99 is the criteria for 

establishing option rank. 

Juniors with the highest num- 
ber of credit hours would be let 
off-campus first Students with 
the same number of hours will be 
randomly ordered. 

A list of rank ordered juniors 
will be established. All students 
will be taken off the list in order. 

If released, juniors must make 
a commitment to moving off be- 
fore room selection begins. 

Students released due to excep- 
tions to the residency require- 
ment or Juniors with higher 
hours may not pull out lower 
numbered individuals as room- 

However, if enough students 
are released due to the residency 

requirement for seniors and other 
exceptions, then die Junior Op- 
tion will not go into effect. 


Students applying for release 
with 89 or more hours are auto- 
matically released. 

Students applying for and ap- 
proved for any of the other ex- 
ceptions outlined in the Student 
Handbook (age, living at home, 
marriage, less than full-time both 
semesters) and documented and 
approved medical need will be 

If you have any questions, 
please call the Housing Office at 
39S-2O80, or e-mail Ed Bell at 

Jane Elliot Speaks about Prejudice to Longwood 

Business Manager 

On Friday, January 18, 1999, 
Longwood had the pleasure of 
having Jane Elliot come and 
speak to the students. 

Her program, The Anatomy 
of Prejudice, began with Samuel 
Williams opening in prayer fol- 
lowed by Jacenda Wiley singing 
Precious Lord Take Me On. 

Elliot spoke about racism, 
sexism, and on ageism. 

Her opening statement was "I 
am going to offend each and ev- 
eryone in this audience and I 
don't give a damn." 

She mentioned sexual orien- 
tation, saying that we should 
mind our own business and leave 
others alone. She said that if a 
woman has a problem with abor- 
tion, she shouldn't have one. If 
men have a problem with it, they 


She used 
two students 
to prove that 
color, gender 
and even 
height played 
a role in our 
everyday life. 
Once she 
pointed it 
out, most 
people real- 
ized r.U 
these things 
were impor- 

spoke for a 
while on her 
Blue Eyed/ 

Brown Eyed experiment in 
which she selected the brown- 
eyed children to be superior to 

Jane EUiot speaks on campus. Photo by Judy 

the blue-eyed children. The next 
day she switched which group 
was superior. 

Elliot stated 
that if she had 
known all the 
pain her family 
was going to go 
through she 
never would 
have done it 

Her father, 
one of the 
founders of the 
town she lived 
in, went from 
being important 
to being iso- 
lated and dying 
with no one 

Elliot's chil- 
dren were ridi- 
culed and had 
eynolds their posses- 

sions taken, her husband lost all 
of his friends and none of the 
teacher s she worked with would 

have anything to do with her. 

Then she explained one of 
the experiments she conducted, 
with a group of adults. 

After EUiot was done with 
the example, Dr. Carolyn Gabb 
read a variety of poems includ- 
ing one from Langs ton Hughes 
and Maya Angelou. 

The evening ended with 
Jacenda Wiley singing Just A 
Prayer Away d e d ic at ed to Long- 
wood College students. 

Mindie Witt said, "Jane 
Elliot's presentation was very 
enlightening. It was an amazing 
program that forced many 
people to examine their attitudes 
and behaviors, though it is of- 
ten hard for us to look in the 
mirror and confront our own 
shortcomings. She taught every- 
one who saw her speak a lesson 
in life," 



Welcome back! We 
hope that everyone 
had a good break. 
With the new semester comes 
new changes for The Rotunda. 
We will now be operating as a 
weekly publication, as well as 
incorporating new columns. In 
our efforts to bring you an 
accurate overall view of 
Longwood life we ask that you, 
as our reading community, 
contribute to us ideas, knowledge 
of new events, and stories of 
human interest to us. 

We encourage you to submit 
any information you would like 
to have published-photos, art, 
stories, and letters to the editor. 
We want to represent the student 
body as accurately as possible, so 
any feedback is helpful. The 

Rotunda wants to become an 
outlet for communication and 
information to the Longwood 

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each week. Materials and 
information may be sent to one 
of the following:, 
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all of your endeavors! Do not 
forget to send us your ideas, and 
as always READ THE 


Melissa Gill & Kristen Ingram 


All Washed up 

To the Editor: 

I am furious. I am looking at a 
pile of dirty laundry that I can not 
wash because I have no quarters. 

If Longwood College is going 
to make the washing machines 
take quarters only then there 
should be change machines pro- 
vided in the buildings in order for 
students to get quarters. 

I have walked to Par-Bills, 
hiked to my car, traveled to Wal- 
Mart, lost my parking place (and 
will probably get another $20 
parking ticket), and still no one 
can change my dollar bills. What 
else are we supposed to do? 

Mary Allen 
Speech Pathology 

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Box 2901 

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Repent Sinners, 

To the Editor: 

Let us hope that this message 
will reach all of the people of the 
world so that they may be fore- 
warned. The first of the four 
horseman of the Apocalypse has 
been riding for the last two de- 
cades "as a conqueror bent on 
conquest" (Rev. 6:2). A much- 
acclaimed spiritual leader is 
busily trying to form a one- world 
religion under his leadership. 
Once this leader completes or 
ends his mission, the next three 
horsemen will ride out in pain- 
fully swift sequence and the ef- 
fect of their missions will leave 
fifteen hundred million people 
dead or dying. Neither our reli- 
gious, nor our civil leaders are 
warning our people of these up- 
coming tragedies of world war, 
world famine, and world pesti- 
lence, so that they will not be 
caught by total surprise. The 
Scripture reveals that 25% of the 
earth's population will be killed 
and this would mean that over 
fifty million Americans will be 
killed or die of starvation and dis- 
ease. The war between the na- 
tions is not the only war that is 
looming in the near future, for 

The End Is Near 

when this spiritual leader com- 
pletes his mission of a one world 
religion, under his leadership, he 
will bring those who oppose his 
doctrines under persecution just 
as the case during the Dark and 
Middle Ages. He will also be 
powerful enough to exercise a 
high level of control over the one- 
world government already exist- 
ing - the United Nations. Since 
the final countdown for our 
Lord's return is obviously begin- 
ning, I pray that those who are 
following any leadership other 
than Christ, the Scriptures, and 
the Holy Spirit will burn the bil- 
lions of books, magazines, ami 
newspapers that keep them in 
bondage to the "Synagogue of 
Satan" (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9) and the 
churches of those who are of the 
spirit if the Antichrist. Please 
contact the editor of your paper 
who has printed this article and 
thank him or her for they have 
become one of the workers of the 
final harvest (Mat 9:38). 


Bro. Raymont Senn 

Pleasant Grove, AL 

Punishment or Prevention 

A Two Part Series on Sex Offenders 

Aisha Henderson 

Asst. Ovinkm Editor 

'To err is human, to forgive — 
divine." Generally, these have 
been words to live by. However, 
when it comes to sex offenders, 
forgiveness is not the issue; pre- 
vention is. 

As logical as it seems, barely 
anyone has even spoken of pre- 
vention. Instead, the demand is 
for harsher punishments and 
more public information. Neither 
has stopped sex offenders in the 
past. In fact, sexual predators 
have decided to fight back. 

With the recent rise of federal 
and state legislation to keep the 
public informed of the existence 
and whereabouts of convicted 
sex offenders, more and more ac- 
cusations of civil rights violations 
are being made. Sex offenders 
and their lawyers, along with a 
percentage of the general popu- 

lation feel that these public dis- 
closure laws violate the equal 
protection and double jeopardy 
clauses in the Constitution. 

This group of individuals feel 
that convicted sex offenders have 
paid their debt to society and that 
being registered as a sex offender 
is enough. However, they feel 
that holding town meetings to 
discuss local offenders with the 
community and setting up special 
Web sites with not only the 
offender's names and addresses, 
but their photographs as well, is 
going too far. They feel that all 
the public disclosures do is suc- 
ceed in ostracizing the sex of- 
fender in his community, instead 
of preventing him from commit- 
ting another crime. 

Following their line of reason- 
ing mat everyone is entitled to the 


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Religious Fanaticism 

Asst. News Editor 

I am a firm believer in die 
freedoms of every individual. 
"To each his own" is a very 
important adage and I make an 
effort to apply it 

However, this belief can only 
stretch to the limits of reality. 
And the type of thinking that is 
evident in this letter of the good 
Brother Raymont Senn can be 
severely frightening when 
dwelled upon. 

True, I snppose we must 
acknowledge the fact that 
perhaps a one in a million chance 
exists that mere is a grain of truth 
to this, but come on people! 

To think that a man can be so 
blind to anything but his own 
constructed view of the world 
To mink that he could be so brain 
washed by "the opiate of the 
masses," as Marx called it, to 
concoct these ideas of some sort 

It is truly frightening to think 
what he might do. 

How is he "preparing" for this 
apocalypse? Someone who is so 
convinced of the unstoppable end 
of the world might do anything. 
The world is a truly unstable 
place in the grand scheme of 

Some of you have probably 
seen one of these books that talk 
about secret codes in The Bible, 
predicting JFK's assassination 
and the end of the world. 
While common sense just won't 
allow one to believe these things, 
it certainly sparks the 
imagination. What if? 

With people such as Saddam 
Hussein, who have complete 
power over a large quantity of 
nuclear and biological weapons, 
we just aren't as safe as we would 
like to believe. 

The truth of it is that man has 
one great fallacy, and I learned 
this from a fiction novel, but it is 
anything but fictitious. People 
believe what they want to 

A couple hundred years ago, 
die people knew the world was 


The mind believes not what is 
necessarily logical or rational, 
but rather what nukes it feel 
safer, happier, or just what comes 

Now I'll bet you are asking 
what, if that's the case, makes me 
believe I am right? How do I 
know that I am not deluded, or 
oblivious to the bum? 

Well, I don't know. And if I 
ever do find out, it'll probably be 
too late. But the only solution I 
can offer to you is a simple one: 
forget about it. 

There are a million and one 
things that are more important to 
worry about than what may or 
may not be. 

It just doesn't help to fret over 
it and look into it too deeply, and 
besides, there is really nothing 
you can do about it anyway. 

So the next time you encounter 
a far-fetched proclamation such 
as this, do yourself a favor. 
Throw it away . . . physically and 

1. To what seems to be a quick 
construction of the new 
dining hall. 

2. To Lonnie Calhoun and the 
Office of Multi-Cultural 
Affairs for the great Jane Elliot 
program put on last week. 

3. To the students for reading 
The Rotunda so much that the 
need for it to be a weekly 
paper was renewed. Thanks. 

4. To all the new transfer 
students, good luck in your 
first semester here. 

5. To NPC for surpassing the 
National Greek GPA. 

1. To the Longwood College 
Bookstore for the high prices 
. . . sure that's the average 
price for those books . . . we 
believe you! 

2. To the construction crews 
for the repulsive looks given 
to the females of this 
campus. . . at least you have 
stopped hollering at them 

3. To all the new rules 
regarding Rush (or the new 
name "Recruitment Week") 
this year . . . new GPA 
guidelines and Midnight 
Madness . . . hmmm big 
changes, short notice. 

Send vour Props and Drops to 

Appeal Denied, But Why? 

scotch- tape the sticker to my car 

General Manager 

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'Peopl* who h«w to 
hare alcohol to hate 
a good time,*' 

Marty Boone 


Musk Ed 

Ever try to appeal a parking 
ticket? I did. Big mistake. 

I received a parking ticket 
because I had my parking sticker 
sitting in the back window. This 
was not acceptable to our cam- 
pus police officers and they tick- 
eted my car. I appealed it be- 
cause my sticker was in my car, 
and my car was parked where it 
was supposed to be. I automati- 
cally figured the appeals com- 
mittee would be fair. Apparently 
all they say was dollar signs. 

The sticker was sitting in the 
window because I already had 
one sticker which I have to have 
removed professionally because 
it is stuck so soundly. Wanting 
to avoid this costly repair again, 
I stated in my appeal that I would 

from now on. 

My appeal was denied, but 
not on the grounds of anything 
logical. The appeals committee, 
whoever they are, sent my appeal 
request back roughly ten weeks 
after I received the ticket. At the 
bottom of the paper is an expla- 
nation. Mine says, and I quote, 
"According to section lg-3, de- 
cals must be secured with their 
own adhesive. Please attach your 
decal to the window properiy." 

Did I mention that my car is 
practically brand new? That it is 
in good condition and that I have 
to have another sticker expen- 
sively professionally removed 
already? And what in the world 
is Section lg-3? I sincerely think 
the good parking sticker pur- 
chasing students deserve some 


Continued p.2 

same rights, you can understand 
their point No one should have 
to spend the rest of their life liv- 
ing like a pariah because of a 
"mistake" made years before. 
This is especially true when you 
consider that some citizens have 
deckled to abuse the disclosure 
laws by becoming vigilantes. 

In some instances, offenders 
are literally run out of their town 
or harassed to the point where 
they want to leave. These actions 
don't help the situation or prevent 
future crimes. The sex offender 

just moves on to another town or 
city where he/she is not immedi- 
ately known and starts over. 

Sadly, it could be your town or 
your city. He or she could be your 
neighbor, your friend, or your 
babysitter, but you wouldn't 
know until it was too late. How- 
ever it is never too late for a so- 
lution. We need an alternative to 
vigilantism and public disclo- 
sure-two solutions that have not 
worked yet, or the next town an 
offender is driven to could be 


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To Smoke / or Not to Smoke-There Should be No Question 

Ophelia Butts 
Guest Writer 

The dangers of smoking, as 
well as the effects of second- 
hand smoke have been public 
knowledge for several years. 
Police departments continue to 
sponsor anti-smoking programs 
at high schools and elementary 

schools. Tobacco wars between 
manufacturers and Congress have 
been waging for months. 

All of this being said, I don't 
understand the droves of people 
I see smoking on Longwood's 
campus. Smokers are outside of 
Grainger, on back steps of the 
Colonaddes, around the Fountain, 

and of course, around the bench 
behind Jannan. 

This brings up another obser- 
vation I have made. A strangely 
high amount of Theatre amd 
Music students smoke. Actors, 
instrumentalists, and vocalists 
use their voices and vocal chords 
(not to mention respiratory sys- 

tems) as part of their day-to-day 
lifestyles. Why jeopardize their 
bodies (as well as other's) and 
careers for the sake of a nasty 
(and breakable) habit? 

Smoking not only effects the 
smokers, but also the people 
around diem. It never fails that 
every time I exit Grainger, large 

billows of smoke are blown 
into my face. If you're going to 
smoke, at least do it politely. 

And guys— we ladies are 
NOT attracted to those of you 
with smelly cothes, bad breath 
and stained teeth. Get some gum, 
whitening toothpaste and most 
importantly, the Patch. 


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2.Chnton gives State-of-the Union address, 

3. Clinton trial focuses on Judge's Lewinsky R 

4. Showdown in Iraq: U.S. Planes bosh Iraqui 

5. Quayle announces 2000 Presidential bid. 

6. Virginia cannot punish landM/couaty to set 

7. Lawmakers say state tobacco money won't g 
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ROOM SELECTION 1999- 2000 

Finding Your Space For the New Millennium 


Applications for the foHowtng wfl be available at 
the Front Desks of the Residence Hate and at 
the Housing Office beginning Monday, February 
1, 1999, £1 applications are due by S p.m. on 
Friday, February 19, 1999 to the Housing 
Office, (Do htQI drop them off at the Front 

Senior Privilege 

Residency Requirement Exceptions 

Junior Option (new Bus year) 

Graduate Student Housing 

Changing from Commuter to 

Resident Status 

Single Room 



Applicants wttt receive notification of their status 
by campus ma*. Those applying for the Junior 
Option wiH be notified the week following Spring 
Break in March. AB others will be notified the last 
week of February. Further details of the Room 
Se le ct io n Process wM be distributed through 
campus maH. 

Students wttfi medical need for arty special 
housing arrangements must submit the* 
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(x2391) by March 6. 1999 for iiiliufcllieillli 

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Organization Spotlight: The Equestrian Team 


Asst. Copy Editor 

Around 1839, the Longwood 
Equestrian team became the 1st 
Varsity Sport in the College's 

According to Mandy Benedict, 
the team's secretary and this 
year's co-captain, the barn used 
to be located at the President's 
House, near President's Field. 

The team now consists of a 
twenty-member, co-ed group of 
horse-lovers. The team rides at 
Rose-Gate Farm about twenty 
minutes outside of Farmville. 
The facility and some horses are 
owned by the teams' Professional 
Hunt-Seat Equitation coach, 
Eleanor Brands tater, however the 
team care-leases some of the 
horses every year for the 

Dues are $375 and this covers 
the expense of lessons, 
veterinarian fees, and 1HSA 

(Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association) show fees. 

The team competes in Region 
4, Zone 7 of the ISHA and 
competes against 14 other 
schools including UVA, Sweet 
Briar, Goucher College and the 
Uni veristy of Maryland. Juniors 


Kat Gearing and Matt Escobar 
placed into Regional and Zone 
competitions and Kat Gearing 
successfully made it to Nationals 
where she was ranked 8th in the 

Regional competitor Matt 
Escobar said, "The excitement of 

realizing I was going to Zones 
was a moment HI never forget. 
Zones is a really high level of 
competition and I was proud to 
know I was going to be one of 
the first people from Longwood 
to make it mat far in a long time." 

Secretary and co-captain 
Mandy Benedict stressed the 
team's involvement with such 
programs like Big Siblings. Last 
spring the Little Siblings came 
out to the barn and rode horses 
with the team. 

The Equestrians also hold 
various raffles during the 
semester, prizes include free 
lessons and dinner at Macado's. 
The team's Oktoberfest booth 
sold painted horseshoes as 
momentos of the team's 
participation in the Oktoberfest 
parade. At a joint horse show 
with the University of Richmond, 
the team had a concession stand. 
Various other fundraisers are 

planned for the future. 

"I've gained so much from 
being a part of the team, 
including leadership skills and 
team spirit. We're a group- 
oriented team that interacts well 
together. We've come together for 
a common interest, but have 
learned so much more about each 
other beyond our love for horses 
and riding." 

Criteria necessary to be a 
member of the team include 
riding experience, agreeing to 

serve on committees, taking 
lessons, and of course paying 
dues. The team holds one to two 
interest meetings a semester and 
there is no class requirement 

If you're interested in joining 
the team or want more 
information, contact Mandy 
Benedict at x3403. The 
Equestrian's mailbox number is 

Special thanks to team co- 
captain Emily Roberts for 
supplying helpful information in 

A Messag e from Multicultural Affairs 

The Hanukkah Menorah was stolen at the 

beginning of the Spring Session and we need 

replies and confidential comments as to its 


Please call the office of Multicultural Affairs at 

Person of the Week: 

Janet Leonard 

Staff Writer 

Meet Janet Leonard, one of the 
the many support staff at 
Longwood that go unrecognized 
for their services. Janet is the 
housekeeper for Cox and was 
recognized as the Housekeeper of 
the Year at Longwood. 

In 11 years of working as a 
housekeeper at Longwood, she 
has seen a lot of changes and 
thinks that the college is looking 
better than it ever has before. 

She attributes these changes to 
Dr. Cormier, who has worked to 
make sure that Longwood is 
clean and tidy. Cox at one time 
was one of the worst buildings 
on campus, but Janet believes 
that Dr. Cormier, as well as the 
residence life staff have come 
together with the housekeeping 
staff to make life at Longwood 

Janet attributes her award as the 
best housekeeper to the students, 
who fill out evaluations on the 
cleaning staff, and also to the 
RA's and REC in Cox. The staff 

and residents are happy to clean 
up after themselves some, and 
generally try to make Janet's job 

She says that the best part of 
her job is the students and be- 
lieves that if "you respect them, 
they'll respect you." They often 
tell her that she is working too 
hard and brighten her day with 
many "Hello's" and smiles. 

She is happy that students and 
staff are taking a more active role 
in keeping the buildings clean. 

Her job begins around 7 a.m. 
in the Registrar's Office and then 
to Cox about an hour later. The 
four residence floors, including 
laundry and study areas can usu- 
ally be cleaned in about four 
hours, but her job does not end 
mere. She also cleans the lobby, 
REC area, stairwells, and outside 

Janet works with the philoso- 
phy passed on to her by her 
mother, "Do it right the first tune, 
and you won't have to do it 

From the Rafters 

Pwmded &y 

Helloooooo, Longwood! From 
the Rafters is back for a second 
year providing the Longwood 
community with information, 
updates, and commentary 
primarily about the residence 
halls but also about issues that 
effect all of us in some way. Your 
eontiaued and active 
participation in campus events 
and programming makes a big, 
big difference AND makes 

The new year beg 
to the rafters, and 
fuller than full. S 
started the year in 
lounges, and Cast R 
I can now report th 

room to si 

anticipate an increase m Aideno. 

flfftiffjfl BC I I 1 s'iit anil air fi J | nil Q g 

now to deal with it. Seniors, did 
you know there is a new set of 

apartments in town? Juniors, look 
for the New Junior Option we 
will be offering-there is light at 
the end of the tunnel. 

As you may know by now, 
feedback form last spring's RHA 
sponsored February Forums has 
resulted in a new laundry room 
for the Cunninghams, increased 
service in Cox, Wheeler, and 
French hatta, and renovations of 
most of the other laundry rooms 
on campus. The RHA's October 
Opinion forums offered even 
more ideas as to how we cun 

continues to be an important 
issue. A contractor problem has 
delayed the installation of the 
rity screens but the project 
is now complete. Lighting 
around campus was assessed in 
September and several changes 
have been made already, but look 
to even better lighting m the fall. 
South Ruffner andTabb, you can 
expect new card readers by 
Sprint? Break 

It has beer* an exciting year. 

never a dull moment. 

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and fee 

caking up and getting involved, me students. 

ings like this can be Racqu 

complished," said RHA Challengers-! 

Ground floor security 

Cheap Eats at 

The Best Restaurant 

Opinion Editor 

Movie Review: 
The Faculty 


Henington High, like many American high schools, had seen its 
better days. By the actions of the students one would have thought it 
to be a juvenile detention center rather than a school. The faculty 
members, those not drunk, were burned out and unsupported by the 

So I know what you are thinking, this sounds like a good setting 
for a Science-Fiction Thriller! WRONG! The idea to have aliens 
plunge roving tentacles into each faculty members' ear did not help 
the plot to develop into any sort of substantial story line. 

So of course by mid-movie the entire school had been converted 
into alien-ism and it was up to six unlikely, mis-paired students to 
core the alien plague that the faculty members had implanted into 
the students. But before our fearless heroes can save toe day, it is 
necessary for each of them to prove that he or she had not been in- 
fected, and how did they do this? By getting high of course! It all 
made perfect sense that if the aliens thrived on water then die only 
logical thing for them to do was to ingest the local druggie's home- 
made magic dust, which would immediately dry out the alien's sys- 
tem and loll its host (Logical, right?) The druggie (Josh Hartnettt) 
ultimately saved die day, with help from the teen-angst Goto queen 
(Clea DuVall), and the biology nerd (Can you believe it? Elijah 

Overall the story was weak, die plot was anti-climactic, and the 
acting was terrible. Basically, mis movie sucked. Save your cash, 
don't pay for this flick when it hits the movie stores, you don't even 
want to catch it on USA's Up All Night Marathon. Believe me, it was 
THAT bad! 

The Best Restaurant was a new 
Farmville experience for me. 
After attending Longwood 
College for four years, I can't 
believe I have never eaten there 

The atmosphere was surprising 
at first. The lawn chairs and the 
pawn shop connected to the 
restaurant left me a little 
concerned with the quality of the 
food. I had a Philly Steak Sub, 
which was not what I expected. 
It was not the classic sub, but 
instead had thinly sliced sirloin 
beef with melted cheese, sauteed 
onions and steak sauce. The 
sandwich was actually very 
good, and a nice change for the 
usual Farmville sandwiches from 

Once we had begun to eat and 
enjoy the food, the mood 
changed from a very unusual 
experience to a small, family 
owned and operated restaurant 
Definitely the best part of my 
meal was the service. Our 
waitress was about twelve years 
old, and in all honesty was a 
better waitress than I am. She 
rattled off all of toe ingredients 
of different sandwiches, the types 
of bread, (there are eight) as well 
as the topping available for each. 
Not only did she rattle off the lists 
quickly and correctly, but she 
remembered all of our orders 
without writing anything down. 
Everything was served as 
ordered. I would definitely 
recommend The Best Restaurant 
to my friends as a nice alternative 
to the regular Farmville spots to 


Asst. News Editor 

The Best Restaurant is a great 
place to visit if you miss the kind 
of food your mom would make 
for you, and if you are in the 
mood for a good Iaugh.The good 
thing about the place is that it is 
so informal. The downside is that 
the place is so informal. If you 
are opposed to wood siding, 
plastic lawn chairs, and an open 
garage adjacent to the eating area, 
then The Best')\isi isn't for you. 
I enjoyed the atmosphere 
myself. And despite the fact that 
our waitress was approximately 
twelve, she was good. Not one 
foul-up. While the arrangement 

is humorous, the food quality is 
not. I had a delicious Megamelt 
Sandwich, consisting of roast 
beef, ham, Muenster cheese, 
lettuce, and mayonaise on white 
French bread, served on a paper 
plate, no less. It was die finest 
sandwich I have had in a long 

The best part about The Best 
Restaurant is die selection. You 
can choose anything, from 
spaghetti and meatballs to 
sandwiches, to burritos, to mac- 
aroni and cheese, to soups, to a 
banana sundae. They will have 
just about anything you are 
looking for. So for a good laugh 
and really good food, I suggest 
you try The Best 


Staff Writer 

The Peter Francisco Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia 
will hold a meeting on a planned field study of historic foundries in the 

Our quest to find good cheap 
food in the Farmville area was 
almost foiled, but alas The Best 
Restaurant on Third Street in 
downtown Farmville saved our 

We entered the laid back 
atmosphere of The Best 
wondering exactly how good 
our meal would turn out. 

I was surprised to find the 
cheap prices, amazing services, 
and quality food. 

I ordered two Bean Burritos 
and as they were served 
(promptly may I add) I found that 
they would be more than I could 
ever manage to eat 

An "all you can eat" offer also 
applies for the burritos and 
several other meals for just a 
couple dollars more. 

If you have a love of burritos 
and the Tortilla Express at Lancer 
Cafe just doesn't cut it for you, 
then I suggest making the short 
walk to The Best. 

Despite the fact of not being 
able to finish the meal, I did 
order dessert. I am not a pig, just 
wanted to have an accurate 
sampling of food at The Best, The 
banana split that I ordered filled 
any empty spots I had left after 
finishing tfK burritos. I left quite 
a bit of it over. 

In all, my bill did not break the 
bank-my total came to just over 

The only negative aspects of 
The Best were the lawn chairs 
that are used in die dining room, 
and that the waitresses are 
definitely under 14 years old- 
maybe not out of middle school 

Thursday, February 2, at 7 P.M. 
in West Ruff ner 228 

All interested persons are welcome to attend. For more information, 

please call Brian Bates at 


Lancer Wrestlers, 7-6 

Sports Editor 

The Longwood men of the 
wrestling team placed fourth in 
the Washington and Lee Invi- 
tational this past weekend, Sat- 
urday, Janu- 
ary 23. 
Their record 
now stands 
at 7-6; over- 
all. The 
contest con- 
sisted of 
eight teams 
total. LWC 
was one 
point behind 
third place 
totaling 62 
They had 

runners-up in the following 
weight classes; heavy weight, 
174, 125, and 141. In the 
heavyweight slot was junior 
Kris Lucas from Valley Central, 
in New York. From the 174 
weight class was sophomore 
representative Kamal Chantal; 
Floyd County. Following him 
in the 125 pound class was fel- 
low classmate Jon Tanaka from 
Tabb High School. The lone 
freshman to be a runner-up was 
Dairy! Graham; Glouchester 
County. Graham is part of the 
1998-99 recruiting class. 

Longwood competed in the 
East Region Duals in Pennsyl- 
vania January 15-16 hosted by 
Shippensburg University. 
Coach Brent Newell's squad 
dropped matches to Gardner- 

Webb (NQ 25-17 and Gannon 
(PA) 28-12 January 15, before 
falling to West Liberty State 
(WV) 38-3 and American Inter- 
national (MASS) 31-13 Jan. 16. 
The Lancers are now 7-6 in dual- 
match com- 
scheduled to 
wrestle again 
Jan. 23, at 
the Washing- 
ton & Lee In- 

was led by 
junior Lucas 
Doug Norris 
(Chesapeake, 197), and fresh- 
man standout Graham (141). 
Lucas earned a huge win past the 
#8 ranked heavyweight in Divi- 
sion II when he defeated 
Gannon's Don Caramell 2-1. 
Others wrestling and winning 
matches were junior Beau 
Dickerson, (Gloucester, 165), 
sophomores Blake Shumate, 
(Martinsville, VA, 184) Josh 
Rudolph, (Middletown, VA, 
133), Tanaka (125), and Chantal, 
(174). Freshman Jeff Kepler, 
(Haymarket, VA, 149), also re- 
corded a victory. 

Through 13 dual-matches 
and two tournaments, Graham 
(13-8) and Dickerson (13-8) lead 
the Longwood squad in victories, 
followed by Kepler (11-7), and 
Kris Lucas (10-9). 


Men's Basketball 
Comes Close to 
Beating The CVAC 
Leader ; Pf ief f er 

Chief Copy Editor 

Longwood (6-10,overall; 4- 
4.CVAC) lost a hard fought 
men's basketball game to the 
conference leader Pfeiffer (8-0, 
CVAC) Thursday night. The 
Lancers had a lot of fire in them 
the first half going into the locker 
rooms with a 39-28 halftime 
lead. But at the start of the sec- 
ond half, the Lancers just could 
not prevail. The Falcons took the 
final lead with 7:06 left in the 
game and the fans all knew that 
it was over. 

Junior John Hughes led the 
Lancers with 22 points. This is 
a game-high. He was followed 
by freshman Chris Issacs with 15 
points (a career high). Junior Lee 

Farrior totaled eight boards for 
the evening.The Lancers trav- 
eled to Erskine Saturday, Janu- 
ary 23 with the ladies. 
Longwood again fell short 70-64 
after struggling to get back in the 
game in the second half, Farrior 
led the way with 19 points, 4 as- 
sists and 3 steals. Sophomore 
Jay Louden ended with 17 points 
and 10 rebounds, which is a 
double double. Hughes contrib- 
uted 1 1 points and 8 rebounds to 
round out the top three scorers. 
The Lancers next home con- 
test is against St Andrews, this 
Saturday, January 30. They will 
follow the Lady Lancers. The 
game is scheduled to begin at 
8:00 p.m. 

Lancers ; 
5-3 CVAC 

Chief Copy Editor 

The Lady Lancers took a 72- 
53 CVAC decision past Pfeiffer 
(N.C.) Thursday night in Lancer 
hall. This brings their record to 
8-7 overall, and 5-3 in the con- 
ference. The Ladies led at half- 
time and never looked back en 
route to their victory. Longwood 
came out strong and did not let 
up until the final buzzer sounded. 

The Lancers were led by jun- 
ior standout Mary Barron with 
18 points. She also contributed 
a game high and career high 17 


rebounds. Freshman Jill 
Maholtz added 12 points, fol- 
lowed by junior Kali Brown and 
sophomore Demeietre Price whn 
1 1 points each. Junior Terri Wil- 
liams grabbed a game-high 10 
rebounds off the bench. Brown 
also had six assists, which led the 

The ladies faced opponent 
Erskine on Saturday, January 23. 
The lady lancers led at halftime, 
34-24, and that is the way it 
stayed for most of me game. The 
final score was 83-69 in favor of 
Longwood. Junior Jill Younce 
led the team with 23 points. 

Longwood will play again at 
home this Saturday, January 30 
against CVAC opponent St. 
Andrews. Tip off time is 6:00 


Strength & Conditioning by Newell 

Sports Editor 

Brent Newell is in his third 
year as head coach of the 
Longwood College wrestling 
program, and second year as the 
College's strength and condition- 
ing coach. Newell guided a 
young Lancer squad to a Virginia 
Division II-ED State Champion- 
ship during 1997-98 season. 

Newell returned to his alma 
mater after coaching and teach- 
ing for two years in the Prince 
William (VA) County Public 

Schools. He coached wrestling at 
Woodbridge Senior High School, 
assisting the varsity and junior 
varsity teams to a combined two- 
year record of 55-12-1. Newell 
taught health and physical edu- 
cation at Fred Lvnn Middle 
School in Woodbridge, VA, dur- 
ing this time. 

As strength and conditioning 
coach, Newell is responsible for 
developing and implementing a 
strength and conditioning pro- 
gram for each of the College's 1 3 
athletic teams. 

During his wrestling days at 
Longwood, Newell competed at 
190 and heavyweight divisions 
while finishing third at bom the 
'93 NCAA Division II Southeast 
Regionals and the Virginia Di- 
vision II-III State Champion- 
ships, He was also state runner- 
up at the college division cham- 
pionships in 1989. 

Newell is a native of Oakton, 
VA, and a 1988 graduate of 
Oakton High School where he 
was a football and wrestling 

Barron and Louden; 
Players of the Week 

Sports Editor 

Longwood senior Women's 
basketball standout Mary 
Barron, (Great Falls, VA) and 
sophomore Men's basketball 
standout Jay Louden, 
(Williamsburg, VA) have been 
selected as the Longwood/ 
Domino's Players of the Week. 
They have been selected for the 
time slot of January 13-19. This 
is the second time this season 
that both of them have received 
this recognition. 

Barron, a 
6- 1 center, 
posted 21 
points, 21 re- 
bounds, and 
five steals dur- 
ing two Caroli- 
Athletic Con- 
f e r e n c e 
(CVAC) games 
last week. She 
had 12 points, 
10 rebounds, 
and a career- 
high four steals 
during an 82-75 
loss to Anderson 
(SC) January 16, then added nine 
points, a game-high 11 rebounds, 
and one steal during an 87-52 
loss at defending CVAC cham- 
pion Belmont Abbey (NC) Janu- 
ary 18. Through 14 games, 
Barron is averaging 12.9 ppg and 
9.9 rpg, shooting 45% from the 
floor and 52% at the line. She 
leads the team with six double- 
doubles this season in scoring 
and rebounding, and has led the 
Lancers in scoring four times 
and in rebounding six times. 
Barron has season-highs of 28 
points and 13 rebounds. She is 
tkuksd third in CVAC rebound- 

field goal percentage and 
blocked shots. 

A little of Mary's basketball 
talent comes from her parents 
Francis William and Mary Ann 
Barron of Great Falls, VA. She 
is majoring in biology and physi- 
cal education with a minor in 
Athletic Training. She was pre- 
viously Player of the Week dur- 
ing the week of November 18, 
before Winter Break. 

Louden, a 6-3 forward, 
posted a season-high 22 points, 
a game- and career-high 17 re- 
bounds, and 
one steal dur- 
ing a 78-71 
CVAC tri- 
umph over 
Anderso n 
(SQ January 
1 6 
has won three 
of its last four 
games and is 
currently 6-9 
overall, 4-3 in 
the CVAC. 

15 games, 
Louden is av- 
eraging 10.1 ppg and 5.9 rpg, 
shooting 54% from the floor and 
77% at the line. He leads the 
team with two double-doubles 
this season in scoring and re- 
bounding and has led the Lanc- 
ers in scoring three times and in 
rebounding six times. Louden is 
ranked fifth in CVAC free throw 
percentage this week. 

His parents, James and 
Teresa Louden, Sr., also from 
Williamsburg, VA, are contribu- 
tors to Jay's accomplishments. 
He is undecided on his major at 
the present. 

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So Much To Say About Dave 
Matthews: Landmark Theatre 

Smash or Trash: R.E.M. UP 


Staff Writer 


November 19 brought 
excitment, anticipation and for- 
gotten tickets as two friends and 
I cruised down to Richmond to 
see my first-ever Dave Matthews 

Matthews was giving an 
acoustic concert with 
guitarist and long- 
time friend Tim 
Reynolds who served 
as the feature guitar- 
ist on Under the Table 
and Dreaming and 
Crash. The two met at 
Miller's, a drugstore- 
turned-restaurant in 
Reynolds played gui- 
tar on the weekends 
and Matthews bartended. ■ 

The acoustic duo sat on an 
almost empty stage, except for 
their guitars, two amps, some 
chairs and a small table. The 
stage was dimly lit to add to the 
relaxed atmosphere, but bright 
enough for both musicians to be 
visible. Because of the earlier- 
mentioned forgotton tickets. We 
missed the first couple of songs 
and walked in as Matthews was 
beginning Rapunzel, from his 
most recent (studio recorded) 
CD, Befort These Crowded 
Streets. Both artists seemed re- 
laxed and at ease and this was 
reflected in the audience's 
laidback attitude. Matthews 
played some less popular songs 
such as Ml, Warehouse and Re- 
cently, however, these weren't 
unpopular to the night's crowd. 
Almost every person knew the 
words to every song and ener- 
getically sang along. 

"It was definitely the most 
unique Dave Matthews concert 
I've ever seen," said freshman 
Jason Mraz. 

Because Reynolds is such 
an influence on Matthews' work, 
Dave actually left the stage for a 
few songs while he "jammed." 
His songs were long and power- 
ful and sent the crowd into an 

'Tim Reynolds* hands were 
so fast.. Td compare him to Joe 
Satriani and Roy Clark," said 
junior Brian McFarland. 

Matthews also played his 
usual crowd pleasers, Crash, So 
Much To Say, Too Much, and 

Don't Drink the Water, among 
others. His harmonic and some- 
times high-pitched voice capti- 
vated the crowd. Between songs 
he was very subdued and joked 
around with the audience. He 
hoped everybody had a good 
Christmas and even allowed a 
group of slightly intoxicated 






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gentlmen to sing him Happy 

"Although you couldn't hear 
him most of the time he was talk- 
ing, everybody laughed any- 
way," said die-hard Matthews 
fan Ashley Toney, sophomore. 

Junior John Thrasher said, 
"l his concert Had a definite per- 
sonal feel, I thought Dave and 
Tun interacted well, as well as 
with the audience." This was 
John's seventh Dave Matthews' 

After closing with Satellite 
(my personal favorite), the Rich- 
mond crowd cajoled Dave back 
out on stage for an encore fea- 
turing the songs Typical Situa- 
tion and All Along the Watch- 
tower. The entire auditorium was 
on their feet, clapping and sing- 
ing the words along with their 
beloved Dave. 

The same day of 
the concert, 

Matthews and 

Reynolds released a 
double-live CD, Live 
at Luther College, 
featuring many of the 
same songs featured 
on this tour. 

"I've listened to 
the CD and it's worth 
buying," said con- 
cert-goer T.J. Uccardi. 

The music, people and over- 
all atmosphere made this concert 
one of the best I've attended.Fans 
of Dave Matthews are intruiged 
by his sense of style and personal 
feeling he puts forth in every per- 

Charlie Mingroni, junior, 
said the following of his sixth 
Dave Matthews concert, "It was 
definitely laid back, but at the 
same time, the most intense per- 
formance I've ever seen." 

Despite the loss of drummer 
BUI Berry, RMM. proves they 
can still create their trademark 
sound. Bridging me differences 
between their last two albums, 
(the noisy Monster and the 
dreamy New Adventures In Hi- 
Fi,), Up has the most admirable 
qualities of bom; while polishing 
the mistakes. Up is a competent 
album, proclaiming that R.E.M. 
is going to be around for awhile. 

R.E.M. continues to experi- 
ment with the diversity of sounds 
on "Up, The mostly synthesized 
opening track, Airportman, with 
hushed vocals and wavy guitar 
provides a dreamy setting for the 
album, which is promptly de- 
stroyed by the weakest track on 
the album, the screechingly te- 

dious Lotus. However, the album 
settles to build towards greatness. 
With the eerily lush You 're In The 
Air to the elee&onically intro- 
spective final track Falls to 

Perhaps the most striking thing 
about Up is the lyrics. Lead 
singer Michael Stipe's lyrics 
have been purposefully ambigu- 
ous and oblique. While songs 
like Walk Unafraid exemplify 
Stipe's traditonal honest poetry. 
The results are refreshing, and 
even when the lyrics are awk- 
ward, as in Diminished, a song 
about the lack of justice in 
America, the new feel is 
interesting. Up is R.E.M.'s best 
album since Automatic For the 
People and hopefully, a sign of 
things to come. ^ a a 

aaii AAn 

The Sisters at Alpha 

"Good Luck!" 

Rental Fair 

Thursday, February 18 

3:30-5:00 PM 

Lankford Ballroom 

Meet with property owners throughout the area and do one- 
stop aparttneot shopping. Representatives from the utility 
companies, legal aid, and the town offices will be on hand. 
A roommate matching service will also be available. 

Sponsored by the Office of Commuter 
Student Affairs, Lankford 207, (804) 395- 


{TOfje JXotunba 

Volume 78, Number 7 

Monopolizing Longwood Since 1920 

February 4, 1999 

Answers t o Safety on the Longwood Ca 


Guest Writer 

Recently, there have been 
some major uproars regarding 
campus safety. Numerous com- 
plaints have been made about 
campus police activity, or lack 
thereof according to some, and 
honestly, many of the statements 
made have been incorrect I hope 
to clear up some confusion and 
ease some worries of the student 

Longwood has a very active 

Student Escort Service, as well 
as campus police. Many have 
complained about the Escort Ser- 
vice and campus police. Com- 
mon concerns have been state- 
ments describing escorts neglect- 
ing to show up, campus police 
not coming to pick people up, no 
emergency phones, no escort ser- 
vice at all, and being forced to 
walk alone late at night. Well, 

you have been misinformed. 

The Nightwalkers Escort 
Service runs every night Sunday 
through Thursday from dusk 
(7p.m. or 8 p.m.) until midnight 
and Friday and Saturday from 
dusk until 2am. You can call 
2091 from any campus phone at 
anytime during these hours to 
have an escort If you are off 
campus, such as at a workplace, 
just dial 395-2091 , and you can 
request an escort from an on- 
campus location. The yellow 
emergency phones will auto- 
matically dial x2091, and you 
may request escorts from those 
phones as well. 

The Nightwalkers are com- 
posed of both males and females, 
and just to ease any concerns, 
these people have had police 
background checks. Females 
work in pairs, so don't hesitate 
to call because you don't want 

another female to walk alone. 

Escorts will have two forms 
of identification. They are all 
supplied with an escort ID, simi- 
lar to the student IDs issued here. 
Also, escorts will be wearing ei- 
ther a Nightwalkers T-shirt, or an 
Escort sweatshirt. 

If someone approaches you 
without these identifications, I 
would not advise walking with 
them, unless of course, it is cam- 
pus police. Escorts are con- 
nected by two-way radios to 
campus police and Farmville 
dispatch as well. We will walk 
with you anywhere on campus, 
as well as to or from the parking 
lots behind Little Caesar's and 
the sophomore lot across from 

The Nightwalkers do not es- 
cort from off-campus locations 
like the Castle, the Barn, or 
Macado's. Our goal is to be at 

your location within five minutes 
of receiving the call from 
Farmville dispatch. 

Granted, this is not the case 
sometimes. If an escort is not to 
you within five or six minutes, 
pick up the phone and call again. 
Sometimes Farmville dispatch 
can be flooded with phone calls 
for various reasons and the es- 
cort will not be dispatched. Try 
again. Don't give up. Some- 
times waiting time can feel like 
an eternity, and in reality, only a 
few seconds have passed. Please 
give us an honest five minutes to 
reach you. If an escort is unavail- 
able, campus police will come 
and pick you up. This may take 
longer man a walking escort be- 
cause often times campus police 
is bombarded with other calls. 
You may not realize it but cam- 
pus police officers are the elec- 
tricians, plumbers, and lock- 

smiths in the off hours of Long- 
wood College. They get called 
to slim jim cars, fix broken toi- 
lets, shut off fire alarms, and lock 
campus doors for our safety. This 
is why it takes so long. If a cam- 
pus police officer is coming to 
escort you, he or she will not 
come in the building to get you. 
You must watch for them. 

Longwood College has 16 
working emergency phones on 
and off campus. The poles are 
bright yellow and many have re- 
flective tape on them. Phones 
come in two types: regular and 
push button. Regular phones 
look like normal phones. All you 
must do is pick up the receiver, 
and it automatically rings x209 1 . 
On push button phones (the 
phone at the Library, the phone 
at Hull, and the phone on the 
back of French), open the box, 


SEA Bookfair a Success 

General Manager 

The SEA 
with Kappa 
Delta Pi to hold 
the second an- 
nual scholastic 
book fair from 
January 28 to 
February 2. The 
sale featured 
children ' s 
books for all 
ages and teach- 
ing books, all at 

cheaper prices than are offered 
in specialized bookstores. 

There were children's books 
for younger readers that included 

Disney books, Dr. Seuss books, 
books about starting school, rac- 
ism, and others. For intermedi- 
ate readers 
there were 
books by R.L. 
Stine and the 
popular Wish- 
bone books. 

Books for 
teachers and 
future teach- 
ers, especially 
science books, 
were available 
along with col- 
oring books, 
book marks, and posters. 

Another book fair will be 
held next year and is definitely 
worm looking into. 

SEA Book Fair. Photo by AUison 


And we thought that 
Wal-Mart was the 
only monopoly in 
Farm ville- well, hello Barnes and 
Noble! One of the biggest 
controversies on campus remains 
to be the bookstore prices. Even 
mis far into the semester, students 
are still outraged at die prices. 

As an example book, we chose 
The Clan of the Cave Bear. The 
original selling price of $4.95 is 
printed on the front cover. A used 
copy of this book is selling for 
$6.00 in Barnes and Noble. 
Simple math shows that there is 
a $1.05 cushion. Hello! We are 
college students, not multi- 
millionaires. It is ridiculous that 
a used book (that has probably 
been used 3 or 4 times prior to 
being purchased) has a price 


We would like to thank the 
business department for doing a 
study on various book webpages 
to show the price difference (see 
page 1 for details). This shows 
us that there are other ways to 
buy books instead of our 
bookstore. Another issue that was 
brought to our attention is the 
price of used books. Some of the 
used books are barely any 
cheaper than the new book 

There is no need for this much 
inflation and it is amazing that 
the college is allowing this to 
happen to its students. Barnes 
and Noble is only hurting 
themselves by this. Students are 
already trying to find other 
alternatives for books such as 

internet ordering and selling 
books to each other by word of 

The Rotunda will be publishing 
classified ads in each issue. We 
encourage all of you who want 
to sell your books to others 
(without the help of the 
bookstore) to contact us for a 
classified ad. And as always, 
please send us any questions, 
comments, or controversies that 
you would like published. 

We have received enormous 
feedback about issues. Keep it up 
everybody! We really appreciate 
your feedback. Hope you all have 
enjoyed the paper. 
Until next time! 

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Assistant News Editor 

Women have been mistreated 
in the past, and the problem was 

Thirty-some years ago, Civil 
Rights gave women the equal op- 
portunities that they de'wrved. 

The truth is, women in the 
nineties are simply not satisfied 
with equality. They are looking 
for totalitarianism. I'm sorry 
guys. I hate to say it, but we've 
created a monster. So before we 
confront the modern American 
woman and her issues, let's look 
at the simple facts at Longwood 

There are over twice as many 
females here than males. There- 
fore, I'm in the frame of mind 
that it would be very hard for one 
to find any bias or lack of jus- 
tice towards females. 

Now, about the Viagra ver- 
sus birth control issue; there is a 
simple and logical explanation. 
Insurance companies simply be- 
lieve in die sacred preciousness 
of life. So, they support Viagra, 
because it is an agent of procre- 
ation. Birth control hinders pro- 
creation; therefore die insurance 
company, which only seeks to 
preserve the sanctity of life, 
would not provide for die immo- 
rality that is birth control. 

Ok, ok, .. so that's not as logi- 
cal as I may have foreshadowed. 
In all truth, women catch a 
lot of mess from the not-so po- 
litically-correct members of the 
male gender; however, you have 
to admit, there are plenty of 
women who are interested in 
getting mad and getting even. 

Sure it isn't fair that birth 
control isnt covered by insur- 
ance. But you are putting the 
issue into a very myopic perspec- 
tive when you blame "nan" kind 
for this one. Which is kind of 
like cutting off the head to cure 
the headache. 

So, understand that guys are 
not completely unsympathetic to 
such a problem. We just don't 
feel the need to blame someone 
else for it and whine about it Be- 
sides, if you bothered to find out, 
the insurance company probably 
has a good reason for it 

General Manager 

OK now that you have read 
the neanderthal perspective, it's 
time to hear a civilized woman's 
view. Women are not looking for 
totalitarianism, we simply want 
equality. Yes, it is the '90*s, and 
we are finally addressing the is- 
sues of inequality leftover from 
the Civil Rights Movement Our 
male writer has informed every- 
one that the men of the world 
have created a monster. I' 11 agree 
with that-they are the creators of 
male superiority and gender in- 
equality in the first place. 

As for the Viagra/birth con- 
trol issue, give me a break! Pro- 
creation? Maybe. Birth control 
has historically been looked 
down upon because-oh, my 
gosh-it meant that women were 
having sex. Chances are pretty 
good that the health insurance 
companies originally refused to 
pay for birth control because 
they felt, as many people did, the 
best way to avoid getting preg- 
nant was to not have sex and, that 
it was morally wrong for women 
to have pre-marital sex. 

Times have changed. Though 
we still suffer stigmatisms about 
sex that men do not, it is more 
accepted now for us to have and 
enjoy sex in and out of marriage - 
the same things men have been 
doing since die dawn of humans. 
Birth control also has many 
health benefits. It eases men- 
straul cramping and blood flow, 
stabalizes the menstraul cycle, 
and prevents women from hav- 
ing children until they are ready. 
On the other hand, Viagra allows 
men to continue having sex once 
an erectile dysfunction has pro- 
hibited diem from doing so. 

When was the last time 
someone had sex for health rea- 
sons? This is sexism, and ladies 
and sympathetic men, we have 
to do something about it. 

As for the Longwood female 
population-maybe you guys 
need a reminder that it was pre- 
viously ail female school, one of 
the few since you "allowed" us 
to become educated. 

Or maybe we're just smarter 
than some of you guys. 

"The Activist" is your outlet for battling social injustice and things that suck. This is your 
chance to do something about societal evils, instead of just whining about them. So speak 
up and act up. Because if you 're not mad, you 're not paying attention. E-mail activist ideas 

Invasion of Privacy or Free Speech? 

Editor- in- Chief 

In case you haven't been keep- 
ing up with the news lately, here 
is one story that I am really mad 

There is a website called 
Nuremberg Files, which was cre- 
ated by Neal Horsley of Georgia. 
It lists the names of doctors and 
their offices that perform abor- 
tions. The author calls for "jus- 
tice to be brought to the baby 
butchers in America." So basi- 
cally it is a doctor hit list open to 
all of the freaks that want to make 
things right in this world. 

From this list, people can not 
only harass the doctors, but their 
children and spouses as well. 
They even have wanted posters 
that they carry to their protests 
charging doctors with murder. 
Sometimes the page lists the 
doctor's personal addresses, 
spouse names, and children's 
names. The author urges the 
reader to send photographs of the 
doctor, the doctor's car and/or 
house, or anything of recent in- 

terest to the page. 

Let me remind you that there 
have been seven abortion clinic 
doctors and many clinic patients 
murdered since 1993. Do we re- 
ally need to encourage these 
people to kill anymore? This 
website even has those seven de- 
ceased doctors listed, but with a 
line through their name. That to 
me is extremely disrespectful and 

Doctors should not have to 
wear a bulletproof vest to work 
just because a group of extrem- 
ists want to play God. If they say 
that abortion is murder, does kill- 
ing a doctor over it solve any- 
thing? It seems hypocritical to me 
that someone kills someone else 
for killing someone. 

In regards to the case, I think 
that the Pro-Life people have ev- 
ery right to protest something in 
a PEACEFUL way. Killing and 
name-calling is not peaceful. I 
talked to a girl that had an abor- 
tion in Richmond. She said that 
die week before her appointment, 
there were people protesting in 

front of the clinic. They had chil- 
dren holding pictures of aborted 
babies and they were throwing 
plastic babies at the cars leaving 
the clinic. 

I think that if Mr. Horsley 
wants to have an anti-abortion 
page, more power to him, he has 
the freedom to do that However, 
there is thin line between free- 
dom of speech and invasion of 
privacy. I can understand listing 
the names of the clinics, but to 
list personal items of the doctor 
and the doctor's family is ex- 
tremely unnecessary. I under- 
stand that they consider abortion 
murder and in some cases they 
are right, but they shouldn't try 
to force it on others. 

I am not on either side of the 
Pro-life or Pro-choice debate, I 
am just angry about how people 
are acting. I wonder how Mr. 
Horsley in Georgia would feel if 
be, his family, and home address 
were listed on a pro-choice ex- 
tremist hit list web page for all 
to see. I am sure that he would 
be just as worried as the doctors. 


1. To all of the students who 
were initiated into Geist Chap- 
ter of Mortar Board this week. 
Your dedication to Longwood 
College is to be commended. 
Thanks for all you have done. 

2. To IFC for a fun filled 
hour at Midnight Madness. 

3. To Joanna Ning and 
All yson Goin for a highly an- 
ticipated opening of art at 
Bedford this week. 

4. To The Board of Vistors 
Rector, Ann Baise, for asking 
the Board to eat breakfast with 
the students to see what is hap- 
pening with the student body. 

1 . To all the police patrol- 
ling over this past weekend. It 
was obvious that the Campus Po- 
lice were looking to bust people. 

2. To people who park their 
mini- vans and trucks in the park- 
ing lot behind Cox. The sign 
says COMPACT CARS only . 
and the last time we checked 
trucks and vans were not COM 

3. To people who go home 
every weekend. Way to show 
your school spirit. 

4. To slow production of the 
new parking lot behind Stubbs 
At the rate they are going with 
this lot, the new Dining hall will 
be finished before the lot is 

Send your Props and Drops to n¥irdcer@longwoodlwc.e(ki. 

Your Letters 

SGA: The Ingrown Clique 

Dear Editor: 

As a former advisor to the 
Student Government Associa- 
tion, I would recommend that 
you inform your readers and per- 
haps crusade for a change in 
SGA's election rules. 

Several years ago SGA 
changed those rules so that only 
members of the SGA Senate 
could run for key positions in 
theSGA executive committee. It 
seemed on the surface to be a 
reasonable change, ensuring that 
the executive committee would 
be staffed with experienced lead- 
ers who were already acquainted 
with college issues. What in fact 
has happened though is to to 
cause SGA to become an in- 
grown clique, where elections to 
the executive committee feature 
unapposed candidates. This is a 

perversion of democracy and a 
denial of one of the oldest axi- 
oms in American democracy, 
"throw the rascals out!" the new 
governor of Minnesota could 
never have been elected under 
our rules. 

While experience SHOULD 
be a major consideration in se- 
lecting the SGA's officers, SGA 
should trust its electorate to 
make the right choice. Most of 
the time experiecne is vital, but 
sometimes change is even more 
important. At the moment SGA 
has become a narrow clique of 
students who have perverted de- 
James W. Crowl 
Dept. of History 

Thanks to Chief Husky 

Dear Editor: 

I would like to thank Chief 
Husky for his help with a per- 
sonal problem earlier this year, 

I was receiving threatening 
phone calls from an off-campus 
ex-boyfriend. I called the 
Fannville police department 
first, and the officer contacted 
Chief Huskey. Within thirty min- 
utes both officers were there. 
They both asked questions, took 
notes, and encouraged me to take 
some personal defense classes. 

Later on, bom Chief Huskey and 
the Farmville officer (I am sorry, 
but I can't remember his name) 
kept in touch, making sure ev- 
erything was o.k. 

Since then, the situation has 
been absolved, and I hope Chief 
Huskey reads this to see that I 
appreciate his efforts to make my 
life on campus easy and safe! 
Liberal Studies 


Midnight Madness 


Opinions Editor 

The Spring of 1999 offered one 
of the most successful Inter- 
Fraternity Council Recruitments 
at Longwood in several years. 
Fifty-seven men became pledged 
members of IFC's six fraternities, 
and Chris Beach, the Vice 
President of Rush for IFC, and a 
brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon, 
was greatly responsible for the 
high turnout. Not only did he 
plan the alternate Bid Day 
activity, Her Run having been 
canceled, but Beach completely 
restructured the IFC recruitment 

In the past, men interested in 
joining a Fraternity went to Open 
Houses and were awarded bids. 
The new system required that all 
interested in joining a Fraternity 
register and attend information 
sessions, as well as visiting each 
fraternity on campus. The more 
organized process not only 
brought more men into the 
system, but allowed all 
fraternities to accept their new 
members at one time. 

Midnight Madness was this 
semester's alternative fraternity 

bid acceptance celebration. It 
replaced previous events such as 
Her Run and "Dorm Storming" 
which often resulted in injuries 
of participants or property 
damage. Although the turn out 
was high, Midnight Madness has 
already received criticism from 
Longwood's faculty and 

Some students felt that 
traditional fraternity activities 
were taken away by the college 
in an effort to further the break 
up of the Greek system on 
campus. Faculty members 
voiced concerns that the event 
was held at midnight during the 
school week, and felt that it 
persuaded students to consume 

Different ideas to improve the 
function have already been 
discussed. The most likely to 
occur are the changing of the 
name from Midnight Madness to 
"Bidnight Madness," which 
would make it possible to hold 
the event. Another change that 
has also been considered was 
changing the night from 
Thursday to Friday, allowing 
more students to attend 

Locations of Campus Security Phones 

♦Longwood Cabin 
♦Hallway of Graham 
♦Entrance to French 
♦Tabb Circle 

♦Outside Rotunda Market 
♦Backside of the Cunninghams 
♦Backside of Jarman 
♦Cox Parking Lot 

♦Between Stubbs and ARC 
♦Outside Hull Building 
♦Outside Wynne 
♦Comer of Hooper and Pine 
♦Freshman/Sophomore Lots 
on Vernon Street 
♦Main Street Lot 
♦Outside Wygal 

SAFETY Cont From F.l 

push the button, and wait for 
a response. The button automati- 
cally rings x2091. Some phones 
are close enough to the side of 
the road to reach the phone from 
your vehicle. A plan has been in- 
stituted to put blue lights above 
the phones in the near future. 
Until then, look for yellow boxes 
and poles for the emergency 
phones. For freshmen and 
sophomores parking in the lots 
behind Little Caesar's, there are 
phones located in both cages 
near the entrance. There is also 
a phone in the sophomore lot 
across from the Small Business 
Development Center on Main 

As we all know, Longwood 
students like to have a good time 
when we are not in class. If for 
some reason you become intoxi- 
cated and plan to walk alone, 
please reconsider. If you call an 
escort while you are intoxicated, 
we will walk you home and you 
will not be criminally charged in 
any way. As long as you are with 
an escort, the police will not 
press charges on you for intoxi- 
cation, regardless of age. How- 
ever, if any physical or verbal 
abuse is inflicted upon the 
Nightwalkers, appropriate 
charges will be pressed The next 
time you are at a party or enjoy- 
ing beverages of the alcoholic 
sort, please call an escort and do 
not walk alone. If your friends 
are intoxicated, call an escort for 

If you call from a parking lot, 
do not wait outside your vehicle. 
Call from the security phone, or 
call from an on-campus phone 

before parking your car. Once 
you have placed the call, return 
to your vehicle and sit inside the 
car. Lock your doors and rum on 
your parking lights. Do not turn 
your headlights all the way on, 
for it appears to be more suspi- 
cious than plain parking lights. 
Walking escorts will see your 
lights and know you have re- 
quested the escort. 

If you are interested in be- 
coming a student escort, you 
may contact the Nightwalkers 
office at x2870, or send a request 
to Box 2940. You must have a 
2.0 GPA to participate. We have 

weekly meetings and you will be 
trained as well. If*you are still 
unclear about campus safety, 
don't hesitate to call the Escort 
Service or campus police for an- 
swers. Also, if you are interested 
in taking a Night Walk, the Es- 
cort Service will tour you arounc 
campus, pointing out areas of 
caution as well as emergency 
phones. This is an excellent hall 
program, so please contact us if 
you're interested! Remember, 
for a campus to be safe, the stu- 
dents must support the efforts 
being made. If you're unhappy, 
DO something about it 

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LP Film: 

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Learning to Love God 

Bible study meets in 

the Baptist Student Union 

@ 9:00 p.m. 

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African American 

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Organizat ion Spotlight: ROTC Coffeehouse: Kim Buchanan 

Aasfc Copy Editor 

On the day I went to observe the 
Longwood ROTC Leadership Lab 
class, I expected to see twenty guys 
•round in camoflauge, 
ofders, aad carrying M- 
16's, ready logo off at any minute. 

Instead, I was greeted by MS IV 
(fourth year) Thomas Dickens in the 
ROTC office in Miner. He served as 
my main resource for the interview 
and also added some personal 
insight about the program, 

ROTC (Reserve Officer Training 
Corps) is an educational program 
which combines college electives in 
military science with practical 
leadership training to prepare men 
and women. When successfully 
completing the program and uopn 
graduating from either Longwood or 
Hampden-Sydney (HS-C students 
also participate in the program), 
cadets receive their commissions as 
Second Lietenants in the Active 
Army, Army Reserve, or Army 

National Guard. 

The Lab I observed was practicing 
an ambush, MS TV and Longwood 

senior Ben Tipton was playing the 
role of the enemy or opposing 
force. The XO*s or "officers-in- 
charge" were MS TV's Dan Melton 
(LWC, senior), Greg Foxx, and 
Stacey Franklin <HS-C, seniors). 
The MS IV's are in-charge of 
instructing and running the Lab 
classes. MS IVs are assigned rank 
and therefore do not wear bars as 
do the MS Fs, D's, and DTs. 

Squad leaders provide another 
leadership role in ROTC. Squad 
leaders are chosen by MS IV's and 
make sure their squads perform 

I was also pleased with the fact 
that there are two female 
participants in die ROTC program. 
Jenn Cope, an MS II and Sheryl 
Church and MS I were also at the 
Leadership Lab. 

It's bard sometimes (being a girl 
in the program), because they have 
to change the standards for me and 
this separates me even more," said 
Jenn Cope about being one of two 
girts in ROTC. 

"What a lot of the students 
don't understand is that a major- 

ity of these cadets will never see 
combat Most will receive jobs 
with intelligence or some sort of 
technology branch of the military," 
said Sergeant David Peterson. 

The purpose of the Lab is to 
prepare the cadets for Bask Camp. 
Camp consists of two and a half 
weeks in the feild where every- 
thing learned in lab is applied to 
much more realistic situations. 

"Lab is the training, camp is 
the testing," said Dickens (HS-C 

The ROTC program is run 
out of the Military Science Depart- 
ment on first floor Hiner. Contact 
Captain Kevin Henderson or Ser- 
geant Peterson in the ROTC office 
at x2 134 to find out more infor- 
mation about scholarships or the 

MS IV Greg Foxx said the 
following about his ROTC expe- 
rience, "ROTC enables college 
students to acquaint themselves 
with military training and to gain 
a fuller understanding of what the 
military entails." 

Punxsutawney Phil 
Predicts the Future 

News Editor 

Will there be six more weeks of winter or is spring around the 
corner? This is the bunting question that only gets answered once a 
year on February 2nd. Groundhog's Day has been celebrated in 
America since 1887. 

Every year, spectators come to a place called Gobbler's Knob, which 
is located in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to wait for the groundhog 
to emerge from his burrow. When Punxsutawney Phil, the ground- 
hog, comes out, the crowd patiently waits to see if he sees his shadow. 
If he sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter. If he 
doesn't, spring is around the comer. 

At approximately 7:35am on February 2nd, Phil came out of his 
burrow and matte his prediction. Get rid of those heavy coats, spring 
is around the corner! 

GHje ftotunba would like to give a BK3 
thanks to Steve Stratton! 


thanis A 

We appreciate all of your help! 

with Greg Tay lor 

PRESS RELEASE that what I play or sing should be 

Kim Buchanan's music belongs 
to the new order of con item porary 
singer/songwriters that defies easy 
stylistic classification. Her songs 
have the spirit that is usually 
associated with Kristen Hall and 
Paula Cole. Her 
voice is 

powerful and 
pleasing, es- 
pousing lyrics 
that speak to 
the heart about 
social issues 
and human 
And, despite 
her extensive 
experience as a 
performer, she 
has a fresh voice, as a songwriter, 
and as a singer. 

Greg Taylor's approach to music 
is to be very selective about what 
is played, and then to play it with 
"heart". "I believe that the song is 
the thing people want to hear and 

the sole purpose of prerating the 
song in the best possible light" 
Having performed in bands from 
Miami Los Angeles to Northern 
California, and being a songwriter 
himself, Greg's energetic, 
passionate, and concise playing 
provide the 
complement to 
Kim song's. 

Kim and Greg 
have created a 
new duet based 
out of the 
Triangle area of 
North Carolina. 
Their music is 
original, yet 
painting landscapes that transport 
the listener to serene and secluded 
places. These seasoned musicians 
utilize unusual chords and broad 
dynamics to evoke sublime 
emotions and suggest ancient 
world sensibilities. 

The Rotunda would like to 

congratulate the following new 

initiates to the Geist Chapter of 

Mortar Board: 

Carrie Armstrong 

Mary Barron 

Amy Bradley 

Kim Bradley 

Ruth Cornpo 

Heather Duffy 

Linda Eanes 

Heather Fritchley 

Amber Giles 

Dave Gingras 

Jennifer Graumann 

Nikesha Houston 
Rhianna Mathias 

Mariellen Mory 
Bonnie Pancoast 

Loretta Parham 
Jessica Sanchez 

Tiffany Shelton 

Kristina Sketton 

Walter Webster Jr. 

Jonathan Wood 

Brian Zollinhofer 

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Movie Review: 

Guest Writer 

Gus Van Sant, director of Psycho was given the 
task of making a modem rendition of the classic 
Alfred Hitchcock film of the same title. Alfred Hitchcock was known 
for his ability to create masterful suspense films. Gus Van Sant knew 
mat remaking a classical film like Psycho would be a daunting task 
in the shadow of its creator. 

This modem version of Psycho is set in late 1998, and is placed in 
several locations surrounding Los Angeles. Leading the cast is Vince 
Vaughn, who plays Norman Bates. Van Sant was able to grab a de- 
cent supporting cast that featured Anne Heche (Volcano; Six Days. 
Seven Nights) as Marion Crane, the first victim. William H. Macy 
plays a private investigator whom most people remember from the 
1996 Academy Award winning Fargo. The plot of this film can be 
summed up in about a sentence, so here I go: man kills woman, pri- 
vate investigator looks for woman and is consequently killed by the 
man, who is, if you haven't guessed it, a psycho who is eventually 
caught and diagnosed as such by the proper authorities. 

Van Sant's job was to create a Psycho mat could stand on its own, 
free from the original version. He did that. In comparison to the clas- 
sic film, this movie falk drastically short. It seems that the movie 
tried to emulate the original too much. The suspenseful score that 
accompanies several of the scenes was equally as poor and at times 
resembled a squeaky hinge.Vince Vaughn delivered a lackluster per- 
formance in a role that required brilliance. He often reminded me of 
Dave Matthews in the video Don't Drink the Water, all of this would 
have been fine if Vaughn had been pursuing a portrait in the Rock- 
in-Roll Hall of Fame. If it weren't for the supporting cast, specifi- 
cally Anne Heche, I would have been utterly disappointed. Sony 
Gus, this movie scores a woeful 2 seats out of 5. 

Upon entering Pino's Pizza it 
is almost certain that the quaint 
atmosphere will be prominent 
Imaginative posters of Italy grace 
the walls alongside two elegant 
mirrors that decorate die entire 
left wall. The tables were small 
and marble topped and each had 
a complete set of ice cream par- 
lor chairs to complement them. 
After seating myself I was 
greeted by a very friendly wait- 
ress. She gave me the menu and 
took my drink order. Like I as- 
sumed, the menu was filled with 
all sorts of pastas and traditional 
Italian cuisine along with sub 
sandwiches and several seafood 
plates. I chose the Vegetarian 
Sub with mushrooms and onions 
for my main course. 

My sandwich was presented to 
me within ten minutes of the time 
I ordered and it was delicious. 
Due to the utterly impressive ser- 
vice my drink glass was never 
empty and I left very happy and 
very full! The entire evening was 
flawless so it is definite that I rec- 
ommend Pino's Pizza as your 
next Farm ville eating experience. 

Photo & Graphics Editor 

Everyone should be aware of 
the convenient Pino's of 
Fannville. I had a very pleasant 
experience dining there because 
of several factors. The atmo- 
sphere was very friendly with 
Italian posters and mirrors on the 
wall of the seat-yourself dining 
area. The restaurant had a very 
open feel to it because of the view 
of the stove for cooking pizzas 
and kitchen area. The service was 
quick, friendly, efficient and wor- 
thy of a fair tip. Most importantly 
the food was good. I had very 
enjoyable cheese sticks for an 
appetizer and a cheese steak sub 
with lettuce and tomato for my 
meal. The waitress was also 
quick to give me a refill on my 
soda. Lots of people were com- 
ing in and out carrying take-out 
food. There were a variety of 
people including several families 
as well as college students and 
adults dining and having a good 
time. Because of its* location, it 
is within walking distance for ev- 
eryone on campus, including me. 
It was a successful meal and I 
plan to dine there again! 

Guest Writer 

Great Italian food. Cheap 
prices agreeable to poor college 
students. Family atmosphere. In 
walking distance for those of us 
with no cars at Longwood Col- 
lege. All of these are characteris- 
tics I would use to describe Pino 's 
Pizza and Italian Restaurant. Lo- 
cated across from the infamous 
highrise towers at 404 South 
Main Street, this is a great place 
to get away from the usual cam- 
pus food. 

As soon as I walked in the door, 
I felt at home and at ease with 
the employees as well as the other 
customers. The employees were 
friendly and eager to please; our 
waitress reminded me of a sweet 
aunt that dotes on her favorite 
nieces and nephews. 

The food was served in a rea- 
sonable amount of time. I had 
cheese sticks for a great appetizer 
followed by an out of this world 
sub accompanied by hot fries. Af- 
ter finishing my cheap yet fulfill- 
ing meal, I sat back and relaxed 
and conversed with my friends. I 
would definitely recommend this 
restaurant to others. 


Smash or Trash" CD Reviews 


What does it mean when a 
musician decides that Ik really 
wants William Shatner to appear 
on his album? It means you're 
going to be hearing odd but 
absolutely compelling music 
from Ben Folds, lead singer of 
Ben Folds Five, on his strange 
project Fear of Pop: Volume I. 

Throw out any ideas you have 
about the man behind sweetly sad 
ballads like Brick and biting 
tirades like Underground-tbey'K 
not here. 

This isn't a Ben Folds Five 
album, and doesn't claim to be. 
Instead, this collection of 
weirdness bears more relation to 
playful electronical acts like 
Propellerheads, noise pioneers 
like Beck, and perhaps to the 
sonic experimentations of Nine 

Inch Nails. 

Mixing spoken word, sound 
effects, and instrumental music, 
Ben Folds has created an eclectic 
album that is funny and self- 
conscious. Despite the fact he 
executes this musk with a full- 
force confidence, it's apparent 
that Ben Folds isn't taking 
himself too seriously in creating 
tracks like the goofy car-chase 
soundtrack Kops to the catchy, 
garage-band posturing of / Paid 
My Money. 

On one of Fear of Pop's 
standout tracks. In Love, William 
Shatner plays "the unrequited 
lover," ranting about his rejection 
by a girlfriend while Ben Folds 
sings sweetly in the background. 
The whole effect is hilarious. 
Unfortunately, there are a couple 
of not-so-impressive tracks 
thrown into the bunch. Rubber 

Sled which starts out promising, 
soon becomes tiresome, and goes 
on too long. And Root To This, 
which sounds like a lot of 
standard drum-and-bass tracks, is 
kind of fun, but feels slightly out 
of place with the rest of the 
album. However, both are 
listenable and neither ruins the 

Ultimately, Fear of Pop: 
Volume I is quite the album: 
distinctively humorous, playfully 
pretentious and incredibly cool. 
It's great music to live by, even if 
most of your friends will 
probably question what it all 
means. It's okay. I don't realty 
understand most of Fear of Pop, 
myself, but I know I like it And 
like I said, it has William Shatner 
on it 

That's worth the $12.99 alone. 






Lady Lancers 

Prevail Over Lady 


to Up Record to 


Chief Copy Editor 

On Saturday night the Lady 
Lancers took on St. Andrews 
(NC) and added another victory 
to their winning streak. This tri- 
umph made the fifth consecutive 
game in their season. Longwood 
came out strong in the first half 
with St Andrews following close 
behind. The Lancers led 32-20 
at halftime and never looked 
back en-route to victory. The 
Lady Lancers had the homecourt 
advantage and a height advan- 
tage over St. Andrews. 

Longwood was led by junior 
Terri Williams/Liberty-Bealton 
HS with 18 points and nine re- 
bounds, while sophomore 
Demietre Price/William Camp- 
bell HS added 14 points and a 
game- and career-high 18 re- 
bounds as LC took a command- 
ing 55-36 edge on the boards. 
Junior Jill Younce/Glenelg (MD) 
HS contributed 1 1 points and a 
game-high seven assists to the 

Earlier in the week 
Longwood hosted in-state rival 
Virginia Union (11-8). 

The Lancers trailed 26-24 at 

halftime before rallying in the 
second half to force the game 
into overtime. The game was 
tied 55-55 at the end of regula- 
tion and the Lady Lancers were 
determined not to give up. LC 
outscored VU 15-12 in the OT 
as sophomore Demietre Price/ 
William Campbell HS scored 
nine of her career-high 24 points 
during the final five minutes. 

Longwood was led by the 
career-night effort of Price who 
finished with 24 points and 
game-highs of 16 rebounds and 
four blocked shots-all career- 
highs for the second-year post 
player. Junior Jill Younce/ 
Glenelg (MD) HS led the Lanc- 
ers with a game-high 27 points, 
including a game-and career- 
high six 3-point field goals, 
while senior Mary Barron/Paul 
VI HS grabbed 14 rebounds for 
LC who outrebounded the Pan- 
thers 65-53. Freshman Jill 
Mahohz/LakeBraddock HS con- 
tributed a game- and career-high 
10 assists to the Lancer victory. 

Longwood will host Coker 
(SC) (7-3 CVAC) (8-8 overall) 
tonight, tip off time is 5:30 p.m. 




Dec. 16- Dec. 22 

Jay Louden 

Men's basketball 

Dec. 30- Jan, 5 


Men's basketball 

Jan. 6- Jan. 12 

Terri Williams 

Women's basketball 

Jeff Kepler 


Jan. 13- Jan. 19 

Mary Barron 

Women's basketball 

Jay Louden 

Men's basketball 

Jan. 20- Jan. 26 

Jill Younce 

Women's basketball 

Jon Hughes 

Men's basketball 


Younce and Hughes Repeat as 
Basketball 'Players of the Week" 

Sports Editor 

Longwood College basket- 
ball standouts Jill Younce/West 
Friendship, Md.-GIenelg HS and 
Jon Hughes/Valrico, FL- 
Bloomingdale HS have been se- 
lected as the Longwood/ 
Domino's 'Players of the Week* 
for the period January 20-26. 
This is die second time this sea- 
son that each has been recog- 
nized. The Lancer honorees are 
chosen by the College's office of 
sports information each week. 

Younce, a 5-10 junior for- 
ward, posted 53 points (17,7), 19 
rebounds (6.3), six assists, and 
six steals during three Carolinas- 
Virginia Athletic Conference 
(CVAC) victories last week. She 
scored 23 points during an 83- 
69 triumph at Erslrine (SC) Janu- 
ary 23, and had 21 points during 
a 95-82 win at Lees-McRae 
(N.C.) January 26. 

For the past 16 games, 
Younce has averaged 16.3 ppg. 
and 5.6 rpg., including 45 three- 

point field goals. She leads the 
team with five 20-plus point 
games this season. Younce has 
season-highs of 29 points, 1 1 re- 
bounds (twice), nine assists, and 
eight steals She is ranked sixth 
in CVAC steals this week, and is 









seventh in free throw percentage, 
and eighth in scoring. 

Jill is the daughter of George 
and Judy Younce of West Friend- 
ship, MD and is majoring in so- 
ciology with a concentration in 
criminal justice. 

Hughes, a 6-7 junior center, 
posted 65 points (21.7), 24 re- 

bounds (8.0), and two blocks 
during three CVAC games last 
week. He scored a career-high 
32 points during a 93-78 loss 
at Lees-McRae (NC) Jan. 26, 
and had 22 points during a 75- 
70 loss to conference leader 
Pfeiffer (NC) Jan. 21. 
Longwood is currently 6-12 
overall, 4-6 in the CVAC, 
scheduled to host conference 
opponent St. Andrews (NC) 
January 30 at 8 p.m.. 

Through 16 games, Hughes 
is averaging 13.9 ppg. and 6.9 
rpg., shooting 54% from the 
field and 80% at the line. He 
leads the team with four 20- 
plus point games this season. 
Hughes has season-highs of 32 
points, 13 rebounds, and five 
blocks. He is ranked fourth in 
CVAC field goal percentage 
this week, and is seventh in re- 
bounding, and ninth in blocks, 

Jon is the son of Barbara 
Hughes of Valrico, FL and is 
majoring in marketing with a 
minor in computer science. 

Lacrosse Team Looking for 
Strength Frc 
men as well as Freshmen 


Staff Writer 

Fast runners, quick stick 
ivork, intelligence, and motiva- 
ion are all words to descibe this 
gear's Lancers lacrosse team, 
rhe 1998 lax team finished 9th 
ntheCVAC. Not only did the 
adies flu- 
sh the 
with a 
)ang, but 
his year's 
v i she s 
md hopes 
or higher 

eve we 

will be in the top 5 this year," 
►aid Coach Grubbs. Grubbs is 
n her 5th consecutive year of 
coaching the lacrosse team here 
rtLWC. With having many re- 
urning players and four very 
strong freshman, the Lancers 
lope to sweep their way to the 

"From the help of the fresh- 
nen, our skill level has increased 
Irastically," replied Grubbs. 

Wrestling Squad Cancels 
eir Own Lancer 

"The mental game of mis year's 
team has proven to give us a 
huge advantge over other CVAC 

With senior veterans and tri- 
captains Melissa Miranda; 
Laurie Hogan; and Dawn 
Duboski, the team looks for 
strong leadership to help out the 
e n c e d 
playing de- 
fense, has 
one of the 
best shots 
on the 
Hogan has 
the ability 
to score for 
all angles, and Duboski takes 
control of most center draws. 
They hope these factors will give 
them an edge over their rivals. 

All and all, This is the best 
team ever," remarked Grubbs 
Practices, though being long and 
difficult, they will pay off fee this 
year's team. Their first home 
game is Friday, March 5. The 
center draw will be taken at 4:00 
p.m. at First Avenue field. 


Longwood placed fourth 
among eight teams at 
the annual Washing- 
ton and Lee Invita- 
tional January 23 in 
Lexington, VA. Coach 
Brent Newell's squad 
totaled 62 points to 
finish behind Wash- 
ington & Jefferson 
(PA) (78.5), Davidson 
(NC) (78), and 
Scranton (PA) (63). 
The Lancers remain 
7-6 in dual-match 
competition, and are 
scheduled to wrestle 
again Tuesday, Janu- 
ary 26, at North Caro- 
lina-Pembroke at 6 

At Washington & Lee, LC 
was led by the runner-up finishes 
of junior Kris Lucas/Waldo^ 
NY- Valley Central HS at heavy- 
weight (2-1), sophomores Kamal 
Chantal/Floyd, VA-Floyd 
County HS at 174 (2-1) and Jon 
Tanaka/Yorktown, VA-Tabb HS 
at 125 (1-1), along with fresh- 
man Darryl Graham/Gloucester, 

VA-Gloucester HS at 141 (2-1). 
Others wrestling and winning 
matches were junior Beau 
Dickerson/Gloucester, VA- 
Gloucester HS (165, 3rd, 3-1), 
sophomore Doug Norris/Chesa- 
peake, VA-Deep Creek HS ( 197, 
3rd, 1-1), along with freshmen 
Jaymes Shackelford/Virginia 

Beach, VA-Kempsville HS (1 84, 

4th, 2-2) and Jeff Kepler/ 

Haymarket, VA- 

Stonewalt Jackson 

HS (149, 1-2). 

Through two tour- 
naments and 13 dual- 
matches, Dickerson 
(13-8) and Graham 
(13-8) lead Long- 
wood in victories, fol- 
lowed by Kepler (11- 
7), and Lucas (10-9). 
Norris is 7-3 since be- 
ginning to compete 
this semester for the 
Lancers. Following 
the Pembroke match, 
Longwood will host 
the Lancer Invita- 
tional Sunday, Janu- 
ary 3 1 , in Lancer Hall 
beginning at 9:30 a.m.. The 
Lancers will be hosting Ander- 
son (SC), The 

Apprentice School (Newport 
News), and North Carolina-Pem- 
broke. The scheduled Lancer In- 
vitational for this Sunday, Janu- 
ary 31, in Lancer Hall has been 



Sports Editor 

Shirley Duncan is in her 16th 
year at Longwood College as 
head coach of the women's bas- 
ketball program. She has guided 
the Lancers to a combined record 
of 85-3 1 over the past four sea- 
sons, earning tfiree consecutive 
NCAA Division II Tournament 
appearances from 1994-97, and 
two-straight Carolinas-Virginia 
Athletic Conference (CVAC) 
regular season tides from 1995- 
97. Longwood was 17-11 over- 
all a yea- ago, including 14-4 in 
the CVAC. The Lancers have 
won 50 of 56 conference games 
since formation of the league. 
Duncan is also the Senior 
Woman Administrator at LC. 
Duncan's career coaching 

victory came in January of 1996 
with a 75-63 victory over 
Pfeiffer (NC), and her 200th win 
at Longwood came during Feb- 
ruary '97 with a 52-50 triumph 
past Coker (SC). She was named 
the 1996-97 Women's 
Basketball Coaches As- 
sociation (WBCA) Dis- 
trict HI 'Coach of the 
Year*, and the 1995-96 
CVAC 'Coach of the Year* fol- 
lowing a 22-7 campaign, includ- 
ing a perfect 18-0 record during 
the inaugural season of CVAC 
competition. Duncan also served 
as the District HI representative 
for the 1995-96 WBCA "Coach 
of die Year' committee. Addi- 
tionally, she was named the 1995 
Virginia Division H-UI Women's 
Basketball State 'Coach of the 
Year' in voting by the Virginia 

Sports Information Directors 
(VASID) after the Lancers 
posted a 21-8 mark during 1994- 

Duncan is now 218-187 
through 15 seasons at 


Longwood, while her overall 
coaching record is 259-246 
through 19 seasons. She was se- 
lected an 'All- America' coach in 
1985 and 1986 by the American 
Women's Sports Federation. Her 
"Winning Out-Of-Boundf Play" 
was published in the February- 
May, 1993 issue of Coaching 

WnmM 'i fta^fffttnll ""f""* 

In addition, she was selected as 
Virginia's Division U-UI 'Coach 

of the Year* by VASID after the 
1983-84 season as well. 

In 1990 she was named the 
College's 'Female Coach of the 
Year'. This past summer, 
Duncan hosted the successful 
Lady Lancer Basketball 
Day Camp for the 13th 
year. In years past, 
Duncan has traveled to 
New Jersey to conduct 
clinics for the Jersey Police Am- 
letic League coaches. She has 
also served as Chair of the Divi- 
sion II WBCA-Kodak «AI1- 
America' committee, 

A native of Lexington, KY, 
she was head coach at Eastern 
Kentucky University from 1975 
to *79 and has led teams to a state 
championship and runner-up 
spot in AIAW Region II. Prior to 
coaching at the collegiate level 

Duncan coached at West Spring- 
field (VA) High School where 
her teams won four district and 
two regional tides from 1972-75. 

A 1956 graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky, Duncan re- 
ceived her master's degree in 
Physical Education from Indiana 
University in 1961. She has 
chaired a national basketball of- 
ficiating committee on principles 
and techniques, served as rules 
interpreter for three national 
women's basketball champion- 
ship tournaments and was the 
first president of die Virginia 
Association for Coaches of 
Women's Sports. 

Duncan is an instructor in the 
HPERD department. 


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Volume 78, Number 8 

Breaking Hearts Since 1920 

February 11, 1999 

President Cormier Addresses Longwood Students 


It's good to see all of you 
back and I am glad to report that 
1999 is off to a great start. 

As many of you know, the 
Legislature is now in session and 
we are working very hard to en- 
sure that Longwood College will 
receive the support we need to 
move ahead. 

In December, Governor 
Gilmore unveiled his 1999 bud- 
get amendments and, if approved 
by the Legislature, Longwood 
should receive increased funding 
this year along with a tuition re- 
duction for Undergraduates. Al- 
though nothing is definite until 
the legislative session concludes, 
we are seeking the support of the 
Legislature for several Long- 
wood initiatives. 

1. Planning for New Science 

Governor Gilmore included 

$860,000 in his budget amend- 
ments for the planning of a new 
science complex. We are asking 
support of the Legislature to sus- 
tain this request. The long- 
range plan would be to convert 
Stevens into dormitory space 
and build a new science build- 
ing at a different campus loca- 

2. Jarman Renovation/Ad- 

We are requesting funds to 

renovate the Jarman Building 
and to build an addition that 
will provide classroom and 
studio space, as well as a 420- 
seat auditorium for the Depart- 
ment of Speech and Theatre. 
Jarman was built in 1950 and 
is long overdue for a renova- 
tion and expansion. We feel this 
project will help the college 
meet its programmatic needs 
and enhance our community 

3. Heating Plant Moderniza- 
tion Planning Study. 

This study of our power plant 
(which was built in 1938) will 

determine what changes are re- 
ouired to make our facility more 
energy efficient. 

4. Ruffher Renovation-Bud 
get Addition. 

Thel998-2000 Biennium 
Budget provides funds to reno- 
vate the Bast, West, and Main 
Ruffher Complex. We are re- 
questing an additional 
$512,000 to supplement the 
original allocation. The reno- 
vation should be completed 
within 2 years. 

We have also requested ad- 
ditional funding of $750,000 
for information technology and 
an addition of $500,000 for 
general operating support 

Longwood is also request- 
ing $538,325 to initiate the In- 
stitute for Teaching Through 
Technology and Innovative 
Practices in Halifax County. 
This program is designed to as- 
sist the County in successfully 
completing the Standards of 
Learning, and will be based in the 
Longwood Continuing Educa- 

tion Center in South Boston. 

We are working very hard to 
ensure that the funding proposed 
by Governor Gilmore remains in 
the budget, as well as to obtain 
additional funds for the College. 
We will keep you posted on our 

5 .Board of Visitors Update 
The Board of Visitors was 
convened on campus from Janu- 
ary 28 through January 30 for a 
meeting and Board retreat Sig- 
nificant action items passed and 
approved include: 

1 . Approval of Parental/Le- 
gal Guardian Notification Policy 
for Alcohol/Other Drug Policy 
Violations. This action is part of 
the College's Foundational Plan 
to Reduce Binge and Illegal 
Drinking and was endorsed by 
the Student Affairs Committee. 
Authorization for this policy is 

See CORMIER p. 5 

Longwood College Hosts the Special Olympics 


Assistant Copy Editor 

Saturday, February 6 brought 
over 100 athletes to Lancer 
Gym to participate in the 1 999 
Special Olympics Basketball 
Competition. Teams from 
Mecklenburg, Roanoke, as well 
as Prince Edward County 
traveled to Longwood to 
compete in the Individual 
Skills, Full-Court and Half- 
Court competitions. 

The Therapeutic Recreation 
Organization sponsored the 
event, with the help of other on 
and off-campus organizations. 
Set-up took place Fftday night 
before the games and lasted 
t four acd a half hours. The 

actual planning 
began after 

The Opening 
included a 
welcome, the 
Anthem, the 
Olympics Oath, 
and Words of 
The Oath is 
recited before 
every Special 
event. Soon 
after the games 
began, Olympic Town was 

Special Olympic*, 
Photo By Lauren Jam 

Olympic Town 
consisted of 
three class- 
rooms that 
were trans- 
formed into a 
Movie room, 
Active Games 
room and 
Board Games/ 
Food room. 
These areas 
provided an 
outlet for the 
athletes while 
they waited to 
compete. The 
Active Games room included 
activities like roller dice, rug 

walk and various other passive 
games. The Board Games/Food 
room provided athletes with a 
McDonalds cheeseburger and a 
drink, plus a water bottle 
decorated and donated by 
Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. 

Special Olympics is ASA's 
national philanthropy. Sisters 
were on-hand throughout the 
day to serve as buddies to the 
athletes. They also decorated 
the gym with colorful signs and 

"This is my sixth year 
working with Special 
Olympics. It's so motivating 



Hello All! I hope the 
school stress hasn't 
loaded everyone down 
yet Before you know it, Spring 
will be here, so hang in there. 

In the spirit of the Valentine's 
holiday (whether you accept it or 
not) we decided to write a thank- 
ful and happy editorial for all of 
our supercool readers. But first, 
there are some issues that need 
to be addressed. 

There have been some con- 
cerns and anger over certain ar- 
ticles that have been published in 
the paper. The reading commu- 
nity needs to be aware that if an 
article is written in the Opinion 
section then it is clearly the 
writer's opinion, and not a re- 
flection of The Rotunda. We be- 
lieve that everyone is entitiled to 

their own opinion and this is the 
reason that we have an Opinion 
section. The Constitution says 
that we are most certainly al- 
lowed to use this right. . 

Sometimes issues may be dis- 
agreeable, but it is impossible to 
please everyone. If there are ever 
any concerns with an article, 
please contact us at the office. 
This also goes for corrections, if 
you see something in an article 
that is incorrect, please correct 

At the moment, things seem 
quite chaotic in the office (which 
has been very stressful). I was 
originally going to say how nice 
it was to have peace and quiet, 
but unfortunateley, that is not the 
case anymore. 

We have had a few conflicts 

amongst the ranks, a few people 
are mad about some things pub- 
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run in the paper, tell us. If you do 
not want it published, do not 
send it. However, if it is JUST 
an idea then it needs to be clearly 
marked as JUST an idea. We 
have no way of reading your 
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up any misunderstandings. 

If mere is a mishap, we will 
do all we can to correct it, but 
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as well as offer our readers a 
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By Monday, there were no cop- 
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In this issue, we are celebrat- 
ing (or hating) die ever present 
Valentine's Day. We have some 
excellent stories. We also have 
the debut of President Cormier's 
column which hopefully will pre- 
pare everyone for the next Open 

In this issue we are also intro- 
ducing our first advice column. 
If you have a problem and need 
an answer let Dr. Bitter help you 

We are also pleased to an- 
nounce that through an over- 
whelming number of ari teles and 
feedback that we were able to 
publish a sixteen page paper this 
week! That is awesome! Thanks 
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Article Additions on ROTC 

In the February 4th issue of 
The Rotunda an article was 
written on the R.O.T.C. program 
at Longwood College. Some of 
the information that was 
collected was erroneous and this 
letter is to correct some of the 
mistaken information. 

Within the R.O.T.C. program 
there is a cadet chain of 
command and a Regular Army 
chain of command. 

At LWC, the Army chain of 
command consist of CPT. Kevin 
Henderson (Assistant Professor 
of Military Science) who is the 
officer in charge (OIC) and SFC 
(Sergeant First Class) Peterson 
who is the NCOIC (Non 
Commisioned Officer in 
Charge). They are ultimately 
responsible for the R.O.T.C. 

The cadet chain of command 
consist of freshman (MSI's), 
sophomores (MSII's), juniors 
(MSBTs), and seniors (MSIVs). 

Seniors are given soime of the 
responsibility for training and 
evaluating juniors for attendance 
to Advanced Camp during the 
summer of their junior year. 

Camp is one month of training 
at Ft. Lewis, Washington that 
evaluates cadets' leadership 
abilities by placing them in 
positions ranging from Company 
Commander all the way down to 
squad leader. 

They are also evaluated on 
their proficiency on writing 
Operations orders (a detailed 
explanation of what the training 
events are and how they will be 
accomplished), land navigation, 
the army physical fitness test, 
battle drills (different scenarios 
that could occur in combat), and 
various other military skills 
required to become a 2nd 

Two and a half weeks of this 
time is spent in the field 
evaluating land navigation skills 
and battle drill proficiency. The 
rest of the time is spent in 
garrison i.e. out of the 
See ROTC p.4 

SGA Letter 

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Lonely Hearts Club Members Unite! 
Valentine's Weekend Approaching 

Staff Writer 

I received the frantic call 
from The Rotunda staffTuesday 
evening. They needed an activ- 
ist column and knew I would be 
pissed about some- 
thing. This time it 
goes beyond Long- 
wood and Farmville. 
It even surpasses the 
nefarious commercial 
whore we all know as 
Wal-Mart. This time 
it's Valentine's Day. 

Nothing says dis- . 
crimination more than 
a holiday that caters to 
couples. For an un- 
ceasing 24 ^purs those 
without a significant other must 
endure the glowing cheeks of 
rose and balloon recipients, not 
to mention the woosy- faced 
plush animals that find their way 
into the grips of those who have 
managed to have their self-worth 

bolstered by the wretched holi- 

Lonelyhearts Club members 
rejoice! During a particularly 
pathetic moment of self-pity it 
was pointed out to me that I don't 

have to invest $12 in a velvet, 
heart-shaped box of Dove choco- 
late truffles. However, the in- 
vestment in vodka and Southern 
Comfort will probably be three 
times as much. But at least we'll 
be having a good time. As you 

go shot for shot with fellow 
members take pleasure in the fact 
that the remainder of the year 
will be absolute bliss for you as 
recipients of Valentine's gifts 
will soon have to clean up dead 
flowers and throw out 
deflated, mylar bal- 
loons. Take comfort 
Lonelyheart! Al- 
though you may sulk 
over your President's 
Choice Mac & Cheese 
now, you will not have 
to endure the pain and 
endless repetition that 
often accompanies re- 
lationships, which by 
their very nature in- 
hibit wo/man's incli- 
nation towards Free Will. 

Take it easy Lonelyheart. 
'Tis far better to be single than 
involved in a miserable relation- 
ship fueled solely by habit and 
fear of the deplorable notion of 
being alone. 

Speak Out 


gh school 
hifriend a 
ae's Day. When I 
t she had 

1 . ■ ■ 

Brennea MuUenix 

Theatre Perfomance 

1. To The Diversity program 
put on by Multi-Cultural Affairs 
and Student Leadership 

2. To Longwood's liasion to the 
State Council of Higher 
Education, Mr. Goodman, for 
sitting down and talking to 
students about concerns and 
benefits of Long wood College. 

3. To Dr. Cormier for holding 
another Open Forum with the 
Administration later this 

4. To everyone who keeps 
reading this column and 
sending in Props & Drops. 

5. To the Longwood 
Ambassadors for providing 
prospective students with a 
great tour of Longwood this 
past weekend. 

1. To the new bags given out at 
the Bookstore. Those stinking 
bags either break or tear your 
hands apart. Try carrying $500 
worth of books in a cheap bag, 
its not easy Barnes & Noble. 

2. To this nasty illness that is 
spreading across the campus 
like wild fire. A little rumor that 
we heard was that 3/5ths of the 
student body is sick. 

3. To the administration for not 
giving us any NATIONAL 
Holidays off. 

4. To the Town of Farmville for 
not liking the students. If it 
weren't for Longwood Students, 
this town would have been a 
ghost town 100 years ago. 
And two ongoing drops... 

To the construction crew of 
the dining hall for being rude to 
females on campus and to the 
slow construction of the parking 
lot behind Stubbs, 

Send your Props and Drops to 

Sex Offenders Pt. 2 

Assistant Opinion Editor 

""Knowledge is power" or is 
it? If the knowledge you pos- 
sess is incorrect, then it's trouble, 
not power. This is the case con- 
cerning the disclosure laws for 
sex offenders. Although their 
purpose is to inform the public, 
sometimes the information given 
is not correct 

On many Web sites listing 
sex offenders, said offenders are 
classified together regardless of 
the potential threat they pose to 
society, or lack thereof. "An of- 
fender who committed a minor 
offense 10 years ago would be 
listed next to a repeat offender 
who had just committed another 
offense the day before," says one 
convicted child molester who is 
fighting the laws. 

Some methods of public dis- 
closure are unfair to the offend- 
ers, but is there such a thing as 
going too far when your safety 
and that of your loved ones is 
concerned? These convicted of- 
fenders are not petty car thieves 
or embezzlers, but rapists, mo- 
lesters, and sometimes even mur- 
derers. In most cases, they are 
also repeat offenders, several 
times over. It is apparent that 
neither prison nor banishment is 

helping these offenders. If jail 
is no alternative, then what can 
a society be expected to do when 
serial sex offenders are being 
released back into the commu- 

The real problem seems to 
be a lack of preventive methods. 
Some sex offenders have genu- 
ine mental illnesses that cause 
them to act out with deviant be- 
havior. Therefore, some states 
have instituted laws that enable 
prosecutors and judges to have 
an offender sent to mental insti- 
tutions for evaluation. Only 
those individuals that are found 
to possess genuine mental ill- 
nesses are retained for treatment. 
All others are released back into 
society. Unfortunately, all rap- 
ists and molesters are not men- 
tally Ul. 

Sexually deviant behavior 
can be looked at as an illness or 
disease, like alcoholism. Of- 
fenders usually don't stop of 
their own accord, like many al- 
coholics, they need treatment. 

State legislatures implement 
treatment programs and then 
dismantle them soon after when 
they are faced with public 





'SEND HELP" Your parents don't understand? Your roommates don't care? You just 

need a new perspective? Let "Pr Bitter" SENP HELP! E-mail aU questions and 

concerns to or write in to Box 2901. All entries are 

confidential and real names are never used. 

Dear Dr. Bitter, 

I have begun to see a girl this 
semester, or let's say just tried 
to see her. I am very interested 
in seeing this girl and I think 
about her all the time but we 
are constantly struck with the 
problem of 

schoolwork. Stress over tests, 
quizzes, papers 
and sleep(or lack 
thereof) is a 
hinderance to 
any couple trying 
to start things off. 
Please offer any 
suggestions you 
might have on 
how to make this 
work. Please-it's 
the only thing 
I've got going for 
me!! Signed, 

Dear OVER- 

First of all I 
would like to 
commend you for 
your dedication to school work. 
It is all too easy to find a reason 
not to put in 100% effort into 
your classes (especially if she 
has a pretty face). However, 
just going to class and doing 
homework all the time isn't any 
way to spend four years of your 
life. The total "college 
experience" includes a healthy 
social life, even your parents 
would agree! 

If the problem is with having 
too much work to do I would 
suggest studying together. Go 
to the library and grab a study 
room. This will give the two 
of you some privacy- but not 
too much! When schedules 
don't allow for study sessions 
try to meet up for stress breaks. 
Get a bite to eat, refuel with 

some coffe, or take turns giving 
back massages (everyone likes 

Don't worry too much. If she 
is as intersested in you as you 
are in her. You both will find 
time to see each other. Even if 
it just to walk back from class 

Dear Dr. Bitter, 

Lately one of our roomates 
has been very withdrawn. She 
sleeps all the time and is 
generally unhappy. When we 
try to ask her what is wrong she 
just gets mad at us. We are 
worried she might be 
depressed. How do we 
approach her without pissing 
her off? Signed, The Anti- 

Dear Anti-Depressants, 

Everyone goes through 
periods of unhappiness. Your 
roommate might just be 
overwhelmed with school and 
pressure to do well. Depression 
is much more serious than 
having " the blues." Symptoms 

of Clinical Depression include 
feelings of isolation, constant 
fatigue, loss of interest in 
things that used to be 
important, and feelings of 
hopelessness. Sleeping is a 
coping mechanism to escape 
many of these problems. The 
key factors in assessing your 
condition are: 
How long has 
this been 
going on?; 
How severe 
is the change 
in her 

This does not 
mean you 
should wait 
until the end 
of the sem- 
ester to do 
anything to 
help. Since 
her first re- 
action to your 
concerns was 
anger, back 
off a little. 
Instead of confronting her with 
your suspicion try to get her 
involved in things you used to 
do together. If she is suffering 
from Clinical Depression, odds 
are she isn't really aware of it. 
She is probably just as 
confused as you are about her 
change in behavior. Don't gang 
up on her! Instead of the two 
of you talking to her, try one 
on one. If your attempts to get 
her back into the swing of 
things don't work then suggest 
that she talk to someone. 
Longwood College offers free 
counseling services to all 
students. To set up an 
appointment with a Longwood 
counselor please call 395-2409, 


Continued, p. 2 
field evaluating cadets on other 

Sophomores attend a similar 
camp during the summer of their 
sophomore year. Freshman and 
sophomore cadets are en- 
couraged to take advantage of all 
the training that the juniors 
receive to make the transition 
from sophomore to junior easier. 
The main purpose of R.O.T.C. 
is to prepare college students to 
be effective leaders in the U.S. 
Army (reserve or active com- 
ponents) through the training 
mentioned above. That is what 
all training in and out of the class 
room is geared toward. 

Throughout their R.O.T.C. 
careers, if the cadets meet the 
requirements they are offered the 
chance to attend military schools 
such as Airborne, Air Assault, 
and CTLT (Cadet Training 
Leadership Training }. With the 
exception of CTLT, cadets will 
be trained with and treated as 
regular soldiers. 

As for the quote from cadet 
Cope, with the exception of the 
Army Physical Fitness Test 

(APFT) female and male cadets 
are required to meet the same 
standards for all training. 
Females are not treated any 
differently than males. That is 
the same in R.O.T.C. as it is in 
the regular army. 

The quote from SFC Peterson 
was simply misquoted. What 
was said is that the army has 
changed and the cadets entering 
the army today will be fighting 
wars with state of the art 
technology. Upon entering the 
Army whether or not they see 
combat depends on if a war 
breaks out 

Thank you for the chance to 
explain a little about the 
R.O.T.C. program. CPT. 
Henderson or SFC. Peterson can 
be contacted at x2 134 for ROTC 
information . 

Cadet Captain Daniel Melton 

Editor's Note: 

We apologize for any 

inconveniences caused. We 

appreciate the response and 

corrections. Thank you for the 



Continued p. 3 

demands for harsher laws and 
punishments. Punishments and 
laws that are not always fair. 

Although, disclosure laws 
enable the public to be aware of 
the danger in their communities 
and therefore protect themselves, 
they don't stop sex offenders 
from going into other communi- 
ties where they are not known 
and commit crimes. Ultimately, 
this is the real problem. It is un- 
fair to all the victims, past, 

present, and future to allow re« 
peat sex offenders back into so- 

Society should push for 
longer prison sentences and 
more treatment program. A 
convicted sex offender should 
not be let out of jail without 
having gone through an intense 
treatment program success- 
fully. Disclosure laws warn the 
public, but treatment programs 
and longer sentences would 
prevent the crime. And in the 
long run, prevention is what we 
need, not revenge. 


W§t ^otunfea recently received a 

letter labeled "The Activist Zone." It 

was about Greek organliations on 

campus. We would love to publish this 

letter and we can publish It 

anonymously, but for legal purposes 

we have to have your name on file. We 

encourage you to get In touch with us 

so that It may be published. 
Box 2901 & X212Q 

FSSW Adopts a 
Room in YMCA 

SGA Explains Election Rules 

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Guest Writer 

The Federation of Student So- 
cial Workers (FSSW) recently 
adopted a room in the YMCA 
Domestic Violence Prevention 
Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 
doing so, the members of FSSW 
have taken on the responsibility 
of maintaining the room to in- 
clude decorations and amenities. 
Near the end of the Fall 1998 se- 
mester, several members of the 
FSSW plan to return mis semes- 
ter and continue work on the 
room, which will include 
replastering the ceiling. 

The YMCA Domestic Violence 
Prevention Center provides 
emergency shelter, casework, 
and referral services for women 
and their children who are vic- 
tims of domestic violence. Trie 
first battered women's shelter in 
the United States was founded 
twenty years ago in St. Pauls, 

h and 

Minnesota. The shelter was 
named Women's Advocates and 
is still in existence today. Now, 
there are more than 1,500 shel- 
ters for battered women in the 
United States. 

Despite the fact that a Domes- 
tic Violence Prevention center is 
not currently available in the im- 
mediate Farmville Area, a safe 
house is being developed at Fort 
Picket, and a Hot Line is in the 
works. For information on work- 
ing with either of these local ser- 
vices for victims of domestic vio- 
lence, please contact Ellen Mas- 
ters at the G.I.VE. Office (395- 
2397). To work with the YMCA 
Domestic Violence Prevention 
Center in Lynchburg, you can 
contact an administrator at (804) 
528-1041. To work with the 
FSSW on this or other social jus- 
tice projects contact Dr. Clark, 
FSSW advisor at 395-2346. 


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*r. Lyncn ana TRO ivoul 
to thank everyone ivho made 
this year's Special Olympics a 
success. Way to go Longwood! 

Headlines of the Week 

SGA Vice-President 

There has been some 
controversy over the SGA 
election procedure. As the 
Student Government Vice- 
President, I am writing this letter 
on behalf of the other executive 
officers of the SGA. 

Now to an explanation of the 
Student Government Officer 
Election Procedures. Several 
years ago, The SGA changed the 
way top officers were to be 
elected. There are certain 
guidelines for the SGA to follow 
whenever our constitution is 
changed, as in the case with our 
election procedures. The Student 
Senate must approve the change 
by a two-thirds margin, then it 
must be approved by a majority 
vote of the student body during 
our general election. In the case 
of our election procedures, all of 
the previous guidelines were 
followed and the student body 
voted to allow this change. 


Continued p.l 

included in The Higher Edu- 
cation Reauthorization Act of 
1998 which allows parents and 
legal guardians to be informed 
of alcohol/drug violations com- 
mitted by college students under 
21 years of age. 

2. Approval of 1999-2000 
Tuition and Fees. The Board ap- 
proved a 1 .6% increase in total 
costs for in-state residential stu- 
dents and a 1.8% decrease for 
out-of-state students. 

Tuition for in-state residen- 
tial students will remain the 
same as last year. Please bear 
in mind that the Governor's pro- 
posed budget amendment rec- 
ommendation 20% tuition and 
fee rollback, dependent upon 
legislative approval. 

There were other items cov- 
ered during the Board meeting, 
including the approval of our 
long range strategic plan, but I 
felt that the preceding items 
would be of most interest to you, 
our students. I plan to submit a 
future article to The Rotunda on 
our Strategic Plan. 

I will be attending the Open 
Forum in Lankford on Febru- 
ary 17 and will be happy to an- 
swer any questions you may 
have on these or other issues. I 
look forward to seeing you then. 

Patricia P. Cormier 


So as it stands now, to run 
for the top offices, a candidate 
must have sat on the Senate 
for at least one term. 

We feel that experience is 
vital. The President of the 
SGA has many duties, such as 
sitting on the Board of 
Visitors, that an unqualified 
officer would not be able to 
handle. A Vice-President 
fresh off of the street would 
not be able to run the Student 
Senate meetings. A Treasurer 
who has never worked in the 
SGA would be lost over the 
year while giving out nearly 
half-a-million dollars. 
Experience is vital. Our 
election procedure ensures 
that experienced leaders are 
elected. It has been criticized 
that Student Elections (at any 
school) are popularity 
contests. In many cases this 
can be true. 

We do believe that nobody 
should be elected unopposed. 
Unfortunately, in this past 

election three of the four top 
offices were elected un- 
opposed. This occurred 
because of the nearly thirty 
people (there are probably 
more that we are unaware of) 
only 5 decided to devote their 
time to SGA. Of the 8 Senator- 
At-Large positions, 5 are brand 
new to the Senate. 

The SGA is continually 
trying to best serve the student 
body. Our office, located in 
Lankford Student Union, is 
open Monday through Friday 
9am to 5pm. Our phone 
number is x2 1 1 1 . Our email 
address is stugovt® longwood. 

We welcome all to attend the 
Student Senate Meetings on 
Tuesdays at 3:30pm in the ABC 
Rooms of Lankford. The SGA 
is run by the students, for the 
students. We strive to remain 
a voice and propone t of student 
rights and concerns. 

We would like to thank The 
Rotunda for being a true model 
of American media. 


Continued pi.. 

and it's something I love to 
do," said senior ASA sister 
Gina Lester. 

Longwood students were 
prevalent throughout the gym 
and Olympic Town. Students 
served as buddies, 

scorekeepers, timekeepers, and 

Each participant received a 
goodie bag and a trophy, as 
recognition for competing in 
the Olympics. 

"The program is great and the 
kids love it. "It's changed my 
life," said Campbell County 
coach John Blankenship about 
his experience with Special 
referees. Others manned games Olympics. Campbell County 
and tables in the Olympics will be at Virginia Tech this 

Town classrooms. 

Volunteer Michele Rendon 
said, "I cheered on the 
Rustburg Cardinals. The girls 
were so wonderful and I was so 
proud when they came in first 

The games concluded at 
approximately five o'clock 
with an Awards Ceremony. 

coming weekend for a similar 

"Special Olympics was an 
amazing experience. The 
cooperation of everyone there 
was inspirational," said 
volunteer Kathryn Syarto. 

As for the Special Olympics 
at Longwood College, 
everyone was a winner. 

When: February 16-17 

Time: 10am-4pm 
Where: in the Smoker 

The Official 
College Ring 

Yon must have 56 credits to 
purchase a ring! 






en Foru 

WithfDr. Patricia Cormier 

Lankford Ballroom 





FEBRUARY 17, 1999 - 6:15PM - 8:15PM 


"Leading the Force for Positive Change." 

l Meetings are every Tuesday a 
3:30p.m. in the ABC Room 

In accordance with school tradition of publishing Honor System case results the last few years, the Honor Board is releasing this year's cases. All names are 
withheld and strict confidentiality is maintained at all times before, during, and after hearings. The purpose of publishing these cases and their resulting 
decisions is to heighten the awareness of the Longwood Honor System and Board among the student body, faculty, and administration 

Part m. Lying, Section 1. Falsifying Information: C. 
Violating the Pledge of Honor by giving or receiving help 
on work, or being aware of a violation of any aspect of 
the Honor Code and not reporting it to a College Official 
and/or the Honor Board. 

Verdict: Responsible The Board decided on the fol- 
lowing sanction: 

- 1 hours of community service, 

-one semester Disciplinary Probation, effective imme- 

-design (with a computer) and distribute a poster that 
addresses the fact mat possessing or using a false ID is an 
infraction of the Honor Code. One poster should be placed 
at every Residence Hall front desk. Also, every floor 
should receive a copy of this poster. 

Honor Part HI. Lying, Section 1. Falsifying Informa- 
tion: A. Giving false information to any student, staff 
member, faculty member, or administrator with the in- 
tent to lie, deceive, or conceal. 

Verdict: Responsible 

Judicial 17. Identification: Failing to identify one's self 
when requested to do so by a College official. In such 
cases, the College official will identify himself/herself 
and state the source of authority. 

Verdict: Responsible 

Judicial 20. Obscene or Indecent Behavior: Commit- 
ting obscene or indecent acts. 

Verdict: Responsible 

Judicial 27. Failure to Comply: b. Failure to comply 
with the requests of a Longwood official when such re- 
quests are deemed to be reasonable and consistent with 
College policies, procedures, and regulations. 

Verdict: Responsible 

The Board decided on the following sanction: 

-one year of disciplinary probation, effective immedi- 

-attend the Piedmont Alcohol Safety Action Program 
(PASAP) (payment of a $50.00 fee is required). 

-Write a letter for the benefit of Longwood athletic 
coaches, based on how to deal with team dynamics in- 
volving alcohol (ie: peer-pressure, etc.). 

* Judicial Ha: Violating state law in regards to legal 
age for consumption,purchase, or possession of alcohol. 
Verdict: Responsible 

♦Judicial 1 lc: Being drunk in public Verdict: Respon- 

♦Judicial 13b: Harassing or abusing any student, guest, 
faculty, or staff member of the College community 

Verdict: Not Responsible 

Honor IH, 1, A: Giving false information to any stu- 
dent, staff jnember,faculty member, or administrator with 
the intent to lie, deceive, or conceal 

Verdict: Not Responsible 

Honor in, 2, B: Possessing or using another's identifi- 
cation for the purpose of lying, deceiving, concealing, or 
gaining unauthorized access to any College building 
Verdict: Responsible 

The Board decided on the following sanction: 

-interview the managers of Charlie's Restaurant, Har- 
ris Teeter, Wal-Mart,and the ABC store about underage 
drinking and the use of fake IDs. 

-write a 6 page paper on those interviews using appro- 
priate college-level format. 

-an apology letter addressed to John Doe that will not 
be mailed. The letter should also discuss what the respon- 
dent has learned. 

-suspension for one calendar year starting January 1 999 
and lasting through the Fall 2000 semester. 

-complete a alcohol risk-assessment before being re- 
admitted to Longwood. 

Honof Part I, Cheating, Section 3, Non-Academic 
Cheating, A: Failing to follow through or complete any 
sanction given by a hearing board or officer. 

Verdict: Responsible 

The Board decided on the following sanction: 

-the original 40 hours of community service assigned 
by the Judicial Board on 2/17/98 is now due, in full, by 
December 1, 1998. 

-respondent is placed on deferred suspension, effec- 
tive immediately, pending the completion of the 40 hours 
community service due by December 1 , 1998. If the hours 
not completed as of midnight, December 1, 1998, the re- 
spondent will be suspended for the Spring 1999 semes- 
ter. If the hours are completed, the deferred suspension 
shall expire. 

Honor Part HI Lying, Section 1 Falsifying Informa- 
tion, A: Giving false information to any student, staff 
member, faculty member, or administrator with the intent 
to lie, deceive, or conceal. 

Verdict: Responsible 

The Board decided on the following sanction: 

-Disciplinary Probation until October of 1999 

-10 hours of community service to be spent checking 
IDs for the Intramural Department (contact: Ellen Moss) 

Honor Part I Cheating, Section 2 Plagiarism: B. Copy- 
ing another's paper or work and handing it in as one's 

Verdict: Responsible 

The Board decided on the following sanction: 

-6 page paper on "Employer's Impressions of Students 
with Honor Violations." The paper should include a mini- 
mum of 3 references from business interviews. 

Disciplinary Probation, effective immediately, until 

Honor Part I. Cheating, Section 3, Non-academic cheat- 
ing, B: Interfering with the disciplinary process (e.g., en- 
gaging in any activity which disrupts, unfairly influences, 
r obstructs the disciplinary process) of the College. 

Verdict: Not Responsible 

Honor Part HI, Lying, Section 1, Falsifying Informa- 
tion, A: Giving false information to any student, staff 
member, faculty member, or administrator with the intent 
lie, deceive, or conceal. 

Verdkt: Not Responsible 

Sanctioning was unnecessary 

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for details 

Senior Dinner in the 

Rotunda Market . Free 

prizes to the first 100 

seniors, @ 5:00 p.m. 

Alpha Psi Omega & 

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8:00 p.m. 

Dating Game in the 


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ABS @ 8:00 p.m. 

LP Film: 

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Tomato Love Apple is 
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in Lynchburg 
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Baseball vs. Stony Brook 
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Softball vs. Kutztown 
2:00 p.m. 

Valentine Family 
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Men's Basketball 
vs. Coker 
2:00 p.m. 

Women's Basketball 
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Karaoke in Lancer Cafe 
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Leadership Institute: 
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LP Film: 
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Commonwealth Ballroom 
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Learning to Love God 
Bible study meets in 
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Kevin Rock's Birthday! 
Turning 20 today 

Departmental Recital 
in Wygal @3:30 p.m. 

Challenge Job Fair 

in Roanoke, VA 

@ 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Student Forum 
Commonwealth Ballroom 
6:15- 8:15 p.m. 

NAACP Birthday Party 
NP Miller Room, Curry 
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Organization Spotlight: The Lancer Swim Club 

Features Editor 

Though the Swim club has 
been active at Longwood since 
1994, few people recongize it's 
existence. Shannon Royster, 
one of three current captains, 
helped to the start the organiza- 
tion with the help of athletic di- 
rector Jack Wilson. 

The club consists of 20 
people, about 10 men and 10 
women. Shannon, Erik Largen, 
and Andre Lange are captains. 
The club practices Monday 
through Thursday in the eve- 
nings for an hour and a half and 
twice a week in the mornings. 
The swim club's season begins 
in August and runs the entire 

year with 2 or 3 meets a semes- 

In the coming week the swim 
club will take part in a meet at 
William and Mary College, 
which is scheduled for Saturday 
Feburary 12. Royster described 
that meet as "a warmup" for the 
one that is to follow on the week- 
end of Feb 19. That meet is 
called the Atlantic States Cham- 
pionship which takes place at 
Radford University. Most of the 
Division II and clubs teams take 
part in this meet 

Last semester the club did 
fairly well. Since most of the 
schools that Longwood's club 
swims against are bigger, it can 
be very competitive at times. 
"We've got lots of new people 

and a lot of talent," said Royster. 
"We're always looking for 
people. I think the thing that 
scares people is when they think 
college swim team — they think 

I'm not good enough to swim in 
college," Royster said. "Being 
that we are a club, it's a differ- 
ent scale. We don't spend as 
many hours in the pool or in the 

Tae-Bo: N ew Workout Rage 

Staff Writer 

Sweat dripping, arms pump- 
ing, muscles aching, and heart 
pounding are what 
the "90's kick box- 
ing" does. It is 
called Tae-Bo, pro- 
nounced Tie-Bow, 
not Tie Boo. 

"Tae-bo is the 
latest fitness fab," 
said Ellen Moss, In- 
terim Director of 
Campus Recreation. 

People have 
seen the commer- 
cials for Tae-Bo on 
television, which 
helps promote get- 
ting the word out on 
campus. Since Tae- 
Bo has been of- 
fered, there are never under 90 
students sweating in Der Gym. 

The office in Der is booming 
with students signing up. Moss 
has informed that the numbers 
have "increased by 100" this se- 

'Tae-Bo is so much fun. I 
have never worked so hard in 60 
minutes. I felt like I was going 
to die," remarked Micelle Price, 

a first time Tae-Bo tester. 

Since Tae-Bo is hot on the 
street, I had to try it out myself. 
People are not lying. Liddy 

Photo by Jullie Driscoll 

Mann, Sheila Byrum, and Kristie 
Rountree are'the aerobic instruc- 
tors that teach the class, and they 
teach it well. They are in-shape, 
and will kick your butt. 

"Tae-Bo is my favorite class 
to teach because there is so much 
energy from the entire class. It 
is an intense work out and it is 
something new," said Bryum. 
Believe me, energy is a must in 

this class. 

Not only did the numbers in- 
crease dramatically, but the gen- 
der attendance has changed too. 
"The main rea- 
son of getting Tae- 
Bo started was to 
attract guys," said 
Rountree. Tae-Bo 
is the only class 
that you will see a 
gym full of 
women and men 
doing an aerobic 
exercise together. 
It is non-stop 
for 60 minutes. 
Your whole body 
gets a work out. 
Kicking, punch- 
ing, sliding, 
screaming, and 
grunting will be 
involved; therefore, be prepared. 
If you are interested in sign- 
ing up for Tae-Bo, just go to the 
Campus Recreation Office in Der 
Gym. Tae-Bo classes are every 
Tuesday and Thursday from 8- 
9. It only costs $ 1 0.00 for the se- 
mester and the price includes the 
other fitness classes offered 
throughout the week. 

weight room. There's a lot of 
flexibility" One of the good 
things about being a club, 
Royster said, is that many of the 
big schools have clubs and we 
get to swim against them. We 
usually swim Division II teams 
and many Division I schools, 
such as UVA and UNC, which 
have club teams. 

One of the disadvantages we 
have when we swim against 
these Division I club teams, is 
that most of the kids that are 
good enough to swim Division 
I, get scholarships," says 
Royster. "When we beat these 
teams, it gives us a big boast of 

One of the other requirement 
of a club is community service. 

The sWlTS Club has a good rela- 
tionship with the FariSViilc' 
YMCA. Some of the swim club 
members are going to help some 
of the younger kids involved 
with the YMCA team. 

The hopes of the club include 
starting a varsity team, which 
would bring with it many ben- 
efits including increasing re- 
sources and increased financial 
support. The swim club has re- 
ceived an invitation to join a Di- 
vision II conference, Royster 
said. As a club, SGA covers 
travel and hotel expenses. With 
varsity recongition would come 
even more benefits including re- 
cruiting and even more support 
from the athletic department. 

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2. Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat foo« 

3. If you're sending someone some Styrofoam, what do you pack it 

4. 1 just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above 
me are furious. 

5. Do they have reserved parking for non- handicapped people at 
fme Special Olympic 

6. kit true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny? 

7. Isn't Disney World a people trap operated by a mouse? 

8. Since light travels faster than sound, is that why some people 
appear bright until you hear them speak? 

9. If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as 
cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be? 

10. How come when you buy ajar of preservatives, on the label it 
says, "No ft*esei 

Deep Thought number 10 is courtesy of Dr. Chrys Kahn-Egan. 

Just a few things for you to ponder oven,. 

Columnist's Nate; If you have any t4 Deep Tfaoug fats" of your 
own, please e*mafl them to 

Movie Review: 

Varsity Blues 

Chief Copy Editor 

1 don't want your life," just by hearing this line come out of 
James Van Der Beek's mouth with a country boy's accent kind of 
steered me away from going to see his new movie Varsity Blues. 
But once the lights went out and the movie began, I was quite im- 
pressed. The opening was very exciting and grabbed my attention, 
and kept it throughout the entire movie. 

The story began with a bunch of football players getting ready 
to go to school for a pep rally for their big game that night The 
storyline continues with the football team struggling with an over- 
bearing coach who pushes his team too far because all he wants to 
do is win. The coacfae's desire to win even results to hurting one of 
his players and costing that player his college football scholarship. 

Continuing on in the story, during the final game of the season, 
the team gets the courage to stand up to their coach at halftime and 
goes on to finished the game without him. Naturally, all the football 
players become heroes for standing up for what they believe in, and 
they win the game. 

This movie was very exciting and funny at the same time. It 
made me want to go right out and watch a football game. So if you 
want to see a great movie round up some cash and a group of friends 
and go see \bnity Blues, 

You won't be sorry you did! 

Person of the Week: 
Killer Millar 

Asst. Copy Editor 

Killer Millar. When stu- 
dents hear this name they auto- 
matically think of "a brain suck- 
ing monster" that teaches his- 
tory, but little do they know how 
Dr. Millar of the History Dept. 
received his 
When asked, 
how or why he 
got his nick- 
name Dr. Millar 
said that a 
group of girls in 
the 70's gave it 
to him in an 
aura of good 
humor. How- 
ever, he did say 
that he takes his 
job very seri- 
ously and he demands a lot of 
work and he made it quite clear 
that he has a very low tolerance 
for students who are lazy. 

Dr. Millar has a unique phi- 
losophy that he teaches by ev- 
eryday. "It's my opinion that 
since we are privileged at the 
college level and it's up to us as 
students and teachers to make 
the opportunity everything we 
can. We do not have the right 
to go to college but the privi- 

Dr. Millar believes that, 
"students study habits are in 

need of revision. Students have 
an unrealistic view on what is 
needed to succeed academically." 
He also said that for every hour 
students spend in the classroom 
they should be spending at least 
two hours out of classroom. 
Dr. Millar shared some of his 
own personal ex- 
perience when he 
was in college. 
He said that he 
was actually 
kicked out of 
school because 
he was having 
too much fun and 
was not concen- 
trating on his 
studies. This in- 
cident cost him a 
full scholarship 
to graduate 
school. However, Dr. Millar soon 
got his priorities straight, started 
working hard and still had fun 

He says that we as students 
need to learn to love our work and 
our major. "I love my history! I 
scarcely think of it as work. I get 
so excited about what I'm doing. 
It's a passion I am in love with, 
not the students." 

So as you can see we have a 
very unique professor teaching 
history classes. And if you only 
take the chance to walk into his 
classroom you will find out that 
he does not live up to his name. 

Cheap eato at~ 
Hong Kong 

Staff Writer 

I found authentic Chinese food 
at Hong Kong Kitchen in the 
Longwood Village Shopping 
Center when I went in for din- 
ner. I approached the counter and 
ordered a pint of Beef Pepper 
Steak and the 12-ounce soft drink 
of my choice. 

There was a bit of confusion as 
I waited to pay the bill. At Hong 
Kong Kitchen, a customer pays 
his or her bill once they receive 
their meal. No one explained this 
to me and I finally just sat down. 
I was informed relatively quickly 
that my meal was ready. I walked 
to the counter to receive it on a 
plastic tray with a styrofoam 
plate and plastic utensils. Then 
my order was rung up, costing 
less than five dollars, but I re- 
ceived no receipt. 

My meal consisted of beef, on- 
ions, and peppers lying on a bed 
of white rice. The food was won- 
derful and the service was rela- 
tively good as the workers grew 
increasingly busy during my 
visit. I strongly recommend 
Hong Kong Kitchen to individu- 
als searching for great food at 
great prices. 


Smash or Trash" CD Reviews 


Stiff Write 

I will be honest I never re- 
ally liked Alanis Morissette. I 
liked You Oughta Know when it 
first came out, but once Hand 
In My Pocket was released, I be- 
gan to feel like she wasn't say- 
ing anything and I lost interest 
in her musk. But that was three 
years ago, and a lot can change 
in three years. 

I decided to give Alanis an- 
other chance and listen to Sup- 
posed Former Infatuation 

Front Row, the opening 
track, shows promise for the al- 
bum. It has a fun groove to it, 
and the lyrics are on the mark 
as she recounts her vulnerabili- 
ties in an on-again, off-again 
relationship. However after this 
initial, interesting track, the al- 

bum sinks for the next few songs 
Baba, about the quest for en- 
lightenment in the modern age, 
feels forced, as does Sympathetic 
Character, about an abusive re- 
lationship. These songs are lack- 
ing in passion, and no emotion is 

The album's high point is the 
beautiful That I Would Be Good. 
This quiet track is Morissette *s re- 
flection that she'd still be fine 
despite whatever misfortune life 
brought her way. Unlike the 
songs that precede it, Morissette 
is obviously speaking from the 

Unfortunately, That I Would 
Be Good is the sixth song out of 
seventeen and should be sooner. 
Supposed Former Infatuation 
Junkie feels overdone. It's almost 
as if Morissette included all the 
songs she had been working on- 

good or bad. The album 
would've been greatiy improved 
if the track list had been cut by a 
few songs, making it much 
tighter and coherent. As it is, my 
interest began to wane around 
the twelfth song, the slightly 
awkward Would Not Come. 

Still, in the end, Supposed 
Former Infatuation Junkie isn't 
a downright horrible album. I'm 
coming away from listening to 
this with a bit more respect for 
Alanis Morissette, but at the 
same time, I understand more 
why I've never wanted to listen 

Her songs miss the mark too 
often, and this album leaves me 
feeling unfulfilled. With the ex- 
ception of That I Would Be 
Good there's nothing here I need 
to hear again. 

** 1/2 stars 

mm min i 

52 Card Pick-Up: The Worst Pick-up Lines Ever 

Guest Writer 

As the smoke eddies around 

your head you see an ethereal 

vision before you. Those legs, 

those lips- they could only belong 

to your one true love sent by 

divine providence. Your heart 

pounds louder than the booming 

base as this cherub's hypnotic 

eyes catch yours. 

As your image of perfection 

in-carnate saunters toward you, 

you pinch yourself to see if you're 

dreaming. Your platonic ideal 

speaks, "Baby, would you be my 

love buffet, so I can lay you out 

on the table and take what I 


In the card game of love, you've 

just been dealt the joker. Face it, 

love's a game, and although we'd 

like to hold the King or Queen of 

Hearts in our hands, sometimes 

we're stuck with the Jerk of 


Perhaps the biggest gamble of all 

is the pick-up. It isn't easy for 

most people (Bill Clinton 

notwithstanding) to ask total 

strangers for phone numbers or 
illicit sex acts. So pick-up lines 

are meant as a way for people to 

ease their way into someone's 

heart, wallet, or clothing. 

But like a hand of cards, some 
lines are winners and some 
losers- the trick is knowing the 

So just in time for valentine's 

Four: If I told you had a 

beautiful body, would you hold 

it against me? 

Five: Do you have a quarter, 

because my mom said to call her 

when I fall in love? 

Six: Do you have a quarter so I 

can call God and tell him I found 

an angel? 

Seven: (Looking at the tag in 

someone's shirt) I thought you 

were made in heaven. 

Eight: Have you seen the new 

"50 Most Beautiful People" 

Magazine, because I think 

you're in it? 

Nine: I guess I can put away the 

map, because I've found what Pm 

looking for. 

Ten: Your dad must be a thief, 

because he stole the stars and put 

them in your eyes. 

Jack: I hope you know CPR, 

because you take my breath 



are like 

hit in the head with a shovel; 

they're blunt.lousy, stupid, or 


Ace: You look familiar. Have 

we met somewhere before? 

Two: Since we're both redheads, 

we've have ugly children. Wanna 

go out? 

Three: I'm the type of brother 

that's looking for Ms. Right, not 

Ms. Right Now. 

Four: Where's your man? He 

knows better than to let you out 

by yourself. 

Five: It's my birthday. Can I have 

a kiss? 

Six: I had a dream about you last 

night. Wanna hear about it over 


* Use these pick-ups at your 
own risk. Rotunda not re- 

Day, the Journalism students, phone number) I believe you 

without concern for their dropped this. 

Seven: I couldn't help noticing 
Queen: I hope you're a lifeguard, you noticing me from across the pocket, because I see myself in 
because you have taken my room. 

Eight: (Grabbing someone's tush) 

Is this seat taken? 

Nine: You melt the plastic in my 


Ten: There's a party in your 

panties and I'm the guest of 


Jack: Do you have any interesting 

scars? Do you want any? 

Queen: How about an evening 

of pizza and sex? What, you 

don't like pizza? 

King: The word of the day is 

"legs." Let's go back to my place 

and spread the word. 

in you? Would you like some? your pants? 

Seven: Baby, your thighs look 

better than a turkey leg on 

Thanksgiving Day. 

Eight: Let's go back to my place sponsible for slapped faces, 

and do all the things I'll tell kicked shins, or bad re- 

everyone we did anyway. lationships. 

Nine: If you could be a bag of Of course you could always 

chips would you be Frito-Lay just introduce yourself without 

(free-to-lay)? reference to someone's genitalia 

Ten: Excuse me, but do you know (We know, we're so old 



your body 

is kicking. 



name has 

got to be 


because you do my body good. 

Queen: Guy: Baby, you are so 

sweet I could sop you up with a Maid, Slap Jack, or the Five-card 

biscuit Stud, don't make someone call 

King: Is that a mirror in you your bluff.Ante up. 

you play 
the game, 
let the 
save face 
b y 

respecting one another. 
Whether you want to be the Old 

breath away. 

King: I lost my phone number. 

Can I have yours? 


are flashy, 
financial, or 
Ace: So . . . 

How am I doing? 

Two: (Hand someone your 

personal safety or 

embarrassment, collected the 
following list of pick-ups they 
either heard or used. 
The pick-ups are arranged by 
suit with each line ranked from 
mildest (Ace) to craziest (King). 
Like the gambler, you gotta know 
when to hold 'em, know when to 
fold 'em, know when to walk 
away, and know when to run. 


Heart pick- 
ups are sweet 


Ace: Are your legs tired because 

you've been running around my 

head all night? 

Two: Let's rearrange the 

alphabet and put "U" and T 


Three: Can I have directions to 

your heart? 

Three: Can I have a quarter? I 

want to call your mom and thank 


Four. Guy: Did it hurt? 

Girl: Did what hurt? 

Guy: Did it hurt when you 
fell from the stars? 
Five: Can I flirt with you? 
Six: Is it hot in here, or is it just 

Seven: My name's . 

That's so you know what to 

Eight: This is going to be an 
expensive night I can tell you're 
not cheap. 

Nine: Should I buy you a drink 
or do you just want the money? 
Ten: Call me Hershey, because 
I want to melt in your mouth. 
Jack: Screw me if Pm wrong, 
but don't you want to kiss me? 
Queen: I like every muscle in 
your body, especially mine. 
King: Pve got the "F," the "C" 
and the "K." AH I need U "U." 


Club pick- 
ups are often 
heard in most 

obnoxious, sexual, and overly 


Ace: Do you have a boyfriend ? 

You can still give me you number 

so we can be friends.. I know 

your man lets you have friends. 

Two: Do you want some fries 

with that shake? 

Three: Hey baby, I like your 

outfit. It'll look good on the floor 

of my bedroom 

Four: Guy; Do I know you from 


Girl: Yeah, I'm the secretary 

at your VD clink. 

Five: Do you have a boyfriend? 

Here's a quarter; call him and tell 

him you're not coming home 


Six: Do you have any German 

ThSMiSS 1 

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Stupid Cu pid! Love Connections Straight from Hell 

Guest Writer 

On February 14, as you agonize 
over finding that perfect 
Valentine, your soul-mate who 
will consecrate fee sacrament of 
pure, eternal love, remember mat 
St Valentine's Day celebrates the 
Catholic Church's unification of 
ancient pagan fertility rites with 
the beheading of a martyr. How 

During the 4th century B.C., 
those Holy Romans celebrated 
the feast day of the god Lupercus 
with an ancient version of the 
blind date. "The names of 
teenage women were placed in a 
box and drawn at random by 
adolescent men; thus, a man was 
assigned a woman companion, 
for their mutual entertainment 
and pleasure (often sexual), for 
the duration of the year, after 
which another lottery was 
staged" according to 
Extraordinary Origins of 
Everyday Things. When in 

Young Romans ceased doing 
the toga tango in 270 A.D., when 
the Catholic Church put an end 
to the debauchery by replacing 
the orgies with the holy day of 
St Valentine. Valentine secretly 
joined young lovers in holy 
matrimony after Emperor 
Claudius II had outlawed such 
foolishness. As .a result, 
Valentine was beaten, stoned, and 
eventually beheaded. As luck 
would have it many modern day 
Valentines have experienced 
dates from Hell rivaling the 
excruciating experiences of St 
Valentine himself. 

Let us take a look at Jill, who 
scorned Mr. Bean Burrito and his 
"Taco Bell Test." "He was tall, 
dark, and handsome, smelling as 
good as a summer breeze. When 
Todd approached Jill at her part- 
time job, he couldn't have looked 
better in his expensive suit and 
his finely manicured hands. Jill, 
impressed by his suave 
mannerism, accepted his offer for 
a night on the town, Todd picked 
her up in his brand new BMW. 
As he threw in a slow jam on the 
first-class stereo system, Jill had 
a good feeling about the date. 
However, minutes later, Jill was 
stunned as they pulled into Taco 
Bell and went through the drive- 
thru, where Todd did not have 
enough money. After Jill gave 
him the money he was short he 
explained to her that she had 
asked. Todd, in order to make 
sure Jill was not using him for his 
money, put her through the Taco 
Bell Test' as he did with all his 
dates. Disgusted, Jill asked that 
Todd take her home. He still calls 
her now and then." He no doubt 
uses bis cellular phone while 
cruising the Goodwill parking 
Dates Missing in Action 

Michael wishes he had been 
missing in action during his date 
from Hell. "If I knew about the 
ensuing evening, I would have 
probably locked myself in my 
home and hidden under my bed 
'til monung." I had asked this 
certain girl out on many previous 
occasions with no success. For 
some strange reason, after the 
final attempt she accepted. My 
being the smooth guy that I am, I 
decided to take her to an 

expensive restaurant on the water 
in FT. Lauderdale. Everything 
was going surprisingly well: 
good food, great conversation, 
enormous bill." 

"After dinner, things turned 
ugly, horribly ugly. We stopped 
off at a going away party for one 
of my friends at a hotel on the 
beach. We were only going to 
stop by for a minute. Well, 
minutes turned into hours and she 
seemed to be having a good time. 
I was mingling with some old 
friends and so was she. I did not 
worry because I am not the 
jealous type, but, when it was 
time to leave and I could not find 
her, the night turned frightful." 

1 searched for this girl and my 
missing friend for about an hour. 
After all of my Magnum P. I. 
skills were exhausted, I decided 
to grab mass quantities of 
alcoholic beverages and head to 
the pool to drown myself and 
my sorrows in chlorinated 
comfort. This is where I found 
my date. No, she was not in the 
pool; she was next to the pool in 
the hot tub, next to her clothes, 
next to my missing friend." Or 
missing ex- friend, as the case 
The Gay '90s 

Camille's date went something 
like this: "I once went out with a 
guy I did not know very well who 
I met at a club. I was unsure of 
the events of die evening, so I 
dressed casually in an off-white 
cotton dress. When I arrived, I 
realized had made a wise choice 
in attire because he was wearing 
a nice button-down shirt and 
khakis. I knew from that moment 
the date would be a success; boy. 

was I wrong." Of course she was 
wrong; I saved the best, or worst 
as the case may be, for last "He 
asked me several times what I 
would like to do on our date; he 
suggested everything in the book: 
a movie, dinner, miniature golf, 
a party, a club, and the list went 
on. I really did not care too much 
about where we went, but I 
wanted to know more about him 
and talk. I finally told him to 
decide what we would do. We got 
into my car (be was driving) and 
proceeded to drive to an 
unknown destination." This 
seems like a good way to have 
your face plastered on a milk 

"He informed me that we were 
going to his house, and that his 
brother was gay and wanted us 
to go to a gay club with him and 
his friends. I am a very open 
person, and do not mind trying 
new things and new places, so I 

"The club was OK and the 
music was pretty good. Then I 
began to look closely around and 
saw couples of the same sex 
groping each other. This was a 
scene I could have done without 
We stayed for a while, and I even 
danced. We were having an 
alright time, but my tolerance 
wore off after about an hour, and 
I was ready to go. As we walked 
back to my car, I was told we 
were going to another gay club 
not too far away. I politely told 
my acquaintance that he could go 
and have a good time, but I was 
going home. He persuaded me 
not to go yet because the night 
was early, and we had not had a 
chance to get to know each 


"We had to go to the other club 
to let his brother know we were 
leaving, and then he promised I 
could do whatever I liked. I 
decided to wait in the car while 
he went inside. I ended up 
waiting almost an hour in a bad 
part of town all alone; I finally 
ventured inside to get my license 
from him so I could leave." 

"The place was worse than 
imaginable. There were lesbians 
trying to pick me up and 
trans vestites all around me. All I 
wanted to do was find him and 
get out I checked the crowded 
dance floor and found his brother. 
While we were talking, I glanced 
over and saw a girl (in reality a 
guy) sticking money into 
someone's undershorts. Out of 
curiosity, I looked up at the nearly 
naked guy's face, and it was my 
date! I grabbed my license out of 
his pants that were lying next to 
him, and ran out of the club. I 
would never go out on another 
date without complete 
knowledge and a background 
check of the guy first" 
You Gotta Have Heart 

Even though Stupid Cupid shot 
his arrows straight into these 
lovers' hearts, they still are alive 
today. Where they temporarily 
lost their hearts, St. Valentine 
permanently lost his head. That 
is why he has his own holiday. 

For every yin there is a yang; 
for every soul there is a mate; for 
every doughnut there is a hole; 
for every cop there is a doughnut; 
for every Hootie there is a 
Blowfish; and for every single 
reader there are Rotunda 

Senior Art Exhibits: Allyson Goin and Joanna Ning 

Staff Writer 

On February 2, 1999 at 7:00 
p.m. a reception was held in the 
Bedford Showcase Gallery. This 
reception was held to honor the 
artwork of Allyson Goin and 
Joanna Ning. Several students 
and faculty members were 
present The reception was very 
nice. Presented to all the guests 
was a reception table with cake, 
punch, and Chinese food. 
As I looked at each piece of st 
I realized bow truly talented each 
of the young ladies are. Upon 
walking into the gallery I saw 
AUyson's work first. Allyson 
I her show "Constructions 

of the Mind". In her artist's 
statement Allyson wrote, "The 
title of the show was a way to 
describe the building of ideas it 
took to finalize each piece and the 

I feel that Allyson's show was 
well-named and her hard work 
really shined through. Her talent 
was evident throughout all of her 
work, and she utilized different 
types of media. Allyson stated, 
"The media I chose for this show 
consisted of ceramics, fabrics, 
acrylic and silk paintings, stone 
carvings, photography, and prints 
done by carving and etching." 
Allyson aspires to be an art 
educator and intends to evoke 

emotions by expressing 
emotions. I felt that all of her 
work captured the essence of true 
art She has a gift for craft, which 
I noticed in a beautiful quilt she 
made. Allyson's photography is 
for sale, with the prices listed at 
the bottom of the photographs. 

Photography and graphic 
design pieces are being exhibited 
by the Artist of the Month, 
Joanna Ning. Joanna's strongest 
artistic mediums are graphic 
design and photography. While 
the graphic designs were 
beautiful, I was most interested 
in her photography, where 
Joanna chose to express her 
inner-most feelinp. In her artist's 

statement Joanna wrote, "The 
photographs are class assignments 
that convey my personal struggle 
with my morals, religion, and 

Joanna uses her incredible 
artistic talent to express her 
emotions in the hopes that she 
may reach others struggling with 
similar issues. The photography 
contains mature subject matter 
awl is a perfect representation of 
emotion. Emotions are personal 
and are difficult to convey. It 
must have been difficult for 
Joanna to place her work in the 
public eye, however she remains 
true to herself. 
Joanna reveals her strength of 

character by allowing others into 
her personal feelings. Joanna 
stated, "My photography has 
been an expression encoded 
completely with personal truth 
and understanding of life." For 
Joanna, art DOES imitate life. 
Joanna's photography is also 
available for purchase, with the 
prices listed in the showcase 

Find your own personal truth 
by going to experience the art of 
these talented Longwood Senior 
Art majors. Allyson Coin's and 
Joanna Ning's art will remain in 
the Bedford Showcase Gallery 
until Februray 20. 



Longwood Advances to Regionals 


Intramural basketball teams 
now have their own version of 
"March Madness" as one team 
advanced to one of eight 1998- 
99 Schick Super Hoops Regional 
Tournaments. Longwood Col- 
lege will be battling up to 50 
other schools for regional su- 
premacy on February 20 at the 
University of Maryland in the 
15th anniversary of this popular 

The men's representative 
will be the Farmville Mafia 
Team consisting of Tony Perz, 
Joe Koons, Colin Long, and 
Elmer Gordon. 

The winning team advanced 
to the prestigious intercollegiate 
regional tournament by emerg- 
ing victorious against dozens of 
other teams in a very competi- 
tive on-campys Schick. Sype 

Hoops tournament 

Schick Super Hoops, the of- 
ficial Collegiate 3-on-3 Basket- 
ball Tournament of the NBA and 
a part of the NIRS A (National In- 
tramural Recreational Sports As- 

sociation) sponsorship and en- 
dorsement program, offers 
nearly 200,000 students at 400 
schools a competitive tourna- 
ment with cool prizes and the 
chance to compete against other 
school champs. 

As a special bonus .all carn- 

pus champions are recognized in 
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Longwood Stops Coker (SO on 
Hughes' Buzzer-Beater 

Chief Copy Editor 

On February 4, 1999 
Longwood hosted Coker (SQ in 
Lancer Hall. Longwood came 
out very strong in the first half 
and stuck to Coker all night long. 

The Lancers led 35-19 at 
haifume before the Cobras ral- 
lied in the second-half and tied 
the game at 51-51 on a three- 
point field goal with 29-seconds 
remaining. Longwood got pos- 
session of the ball and started 
down the court to set up for a 
quick shot The Lancers got the 
game- winning basket from jun- 

ior Jon Hughes/Bloomingdale 
(FL) HS on a 10-foot hook-shot 
in the lane at the buzzer for and 
exciting 53-51 CVAC men's bas- 
ketball triumph past visiting 

Hughes led Longwood with 
a game-high 16 points, adding 
five rebounds, while junior Lee 
Farrior/Manchester HS added 
eight points and five boards as 

Longwood traveled to North 
Carolina on February 6 to face 
CVAC opponent Mount Olive. 
The Lancers trailed 28-20 at 
halftime, and fell behind 53-34 

midway through the second half 
before a late rally fell short. 
Longwood was able to close to 
within 53-47 with a 1 3-0 run but 
could get no closer. Longwood 
fell 63-49 to Mount Olive. 

Longwood was led by jun- 
ior Jon Hughes/Bloomingdale 
(FL) HS with game-highs of 25 
points and eight rebounds, the 
only Lancer to reach double-fig- 
ure scoring. 

Longwood will play again 
February 13 at 2 p.m., followed 
by the Lady Lancers against 
CVAC opponent, the NC 

Longwood's Grubbs Leading 
crosse Team to Victory 

Sports Editor 

Janet Grubbs is in her fifth 
season as head coach of LC's 
Women's Lacrosse team. Grubbs 
is a previous 10-year veteran of 
the United States Lacrosse Team, 
on which she served as captain 
in 1986 and faced such teams as 
England and Australia, She has 

also played in national tourna- 
ments for the South and Phila- 
delphia 25 times. She is a gradu- 
ate of Ursinus (PA), and earned 
her master's degree in outdoor 
education from the University of 
Northern Colorado. 

Grubbs* coaching experience 
began at Collegiate School in 
Richmond where she initiated 

the school's now powerhouse 
program. From 1977-90 Grubbs 
was instrumental in moving the 
University of Richmond's pro- 
gram from NCAA Division JJ to 
the NCAA Division I level. 
While in Division n, the team 
advanced to the final four three 

See GRUBBS p. 15 

Pierce and Issacs 
Players of the Week 

Sports Editor 

Longwood College basket- 
ball standouts Demietre Price/ 
Gladys, VA- William Campbell 
HS and Chris Isaacs/Fairfax, 
VA-Robinson Secondary HS 
have been selected as the 
Longwood/Domino's 'Players of 
the Week* for the period January 
27-February 2. This is the sec- 
ond time this season that Price 
has been recognized as a 'Player 
of the Week'. The Lancer hon- 
orees are chosen by the College's 
office of sports information each 

Price, a 6- 1 sophomore for- 
ward-center, posted 40 points 
(13.3), 38 rebounds (12.7), six 
steals, and six blocks during two 
wins in three games last week. 
She scored a career-high 24 
points, adding 16 rebounds and 
four blocks during a 70-67 over- 
time triumph past Virginia Union 
January 28, and had 14 points, 
along with career-highs of 18 re- 
bounds and five steals during a 
64-47 win over St. Andrews 
(NC) January 30. Longwood is 
currently 12-8 overall, 8-4 in the 
CVAC. They are scheduled to 
host CVAC opponent Coker 

(SC) February 4 at 5:30 p.m. In 
the past 20 games Price has av- 
eraged 10.1 ppg. and 8.6 rpg. 
She has six double-doubles this 
season, and is ranked fourth in 
CVAC rebounding this week. 

Price is the daughter of Rev- 
erend John and Doretha Price of 
Gladys, VA and is majoring in 
business administration with a 
concentration in accounting at 

Isaacs, a 6-7 freshman 
guard-forward, posted 21 points 
(10.5), 13 rebounds (6.5), and 
seven assists during two games 
last week. He equaled bis career- 
high with 15 points during an 
89-68 loss at Barton (NC) Feb- 
ruary 1, and grabbed a career- 
high nine rebounds during an 84- 
74 loss to St. Andrews (NC) 
January 30. Longwood is cur- 
rently 6-14 overall, 4-8 in the 
CVAC, scheduled to host CVAC 
opponent Coker (SC) February 
4 at 7:30 p.m. In the past 20 
games Isaacs has averaged 4.4 
ppg. and 3.3 rpg., adding a team- 
best 14 three-point field goals. 

Issacs is the son of Willard 
mid Karen Isaacs of Fairfax, VA 
and is majoring in Business Ad- 
ministration at Longwood. 

Lady Lancers Win 74- 
69 over Coker 


ChkfCopy Editor 

Longwood rallied for a 74- 
69 CVAC women's college bas- 
ketball victory over visiting 
Coker (SC) February 4, 1999 in 
Lancer Hall. The closely-played 
game was tied 3S-3S at halftime 
and the Lady Lancers trailed 62- 
52 with 7:36 remaining before 
rallying with a 22-7 run to close 
the contest and earn the hard- 
fought win. 

Longwood was led by junior 
Kali Brown/Powhatan HS with 
a game-high 21 points, adding 
eight assists and seven rebounds, 
while sophomore Demietre 
Price/William Campbell HS 
added 20 points and a game-high 
1 3 rebounds for a double-double. 

On February 6, the Lady 
Lancers traveled to North Caro- 
lina to take on Mount Olive. 
Longwood took an 80-7 1 CVAC 
women's college basketball tri- 

umph to make the seventh con- 
secutive win for the Lady Lanc- 
ers. Longwood led 39-36 at half- 
time and prevented a late rally 
by the Trojans en-route to vic- 

Longwood was led by junior 
Kali Brown/Powhatan HS with 
a game-high 26 points, adding 
eight rebounds and three steals. 
Classmate Jill Younce/Glenelg 
(MD) HS added 15 points, five 
assists, and three steals, while se- 
nior Mary Barron/Paul VI HS 
had 14 points, seven rebounds, 
and four steals. Sophomore 
Demietre Price/William 
Campbell HS contributed 12 
points, eight rebounds, and a 
game- and career-high five 
blocked shots. 

The Lady Lancers will play 
Saturday afternoon in Lancer 
hall immediately following the 
Men against CVAC opponent 
Queens (NC). 

Wrestling Squad on Top of Season 

Sports Editor 

Longwood placed fifth 
among six teams at the Annual 
Apprentice School Invita- 
tional on February 6 in New- 
port News, VA. Wrestling 
Coach Brent Newell's squad 
totaled 49.5 points to finish 
behind Norm 

(8 1 J), Anderson (SC) (74.5), 
Apprentice (65.5), and West- 
ern Maryland (59.5). The Lanc- 
ers remain 7-7 in dual-match 
competition, and are scheduled 
to wrestle next on February 13 
at the prestigious Mid-South 
Tournament hosted by regional 
power Carson-Newman (TN). 

At Apprentice, Longwood 
was led by the first-place efforts 
of freshmen Darryl Graham/ 
Gloucester, Va. -Gloucester HS at 
141 (2-0) and Jeff Kepler/ 
Haymarket, VA-Stonewall Jack- 
son HS at 149 (2-0). Junior Beau 
Dickerson/Gloucester, VA- 

Gloucester HS (165, 3-1) and 
sophomore Blake Shumate/ 
Martinsville, VA-Martinsville 
HS (184, 3-1) each placed third 

for Longwood. Earning fourth- 
place finishes were junior Kris 
Lucas/Walden, NY-Valley Cen- 
tral HS at heavyweight (2-2), 
so phomore Jon Tanaka/ 

Yorktown, VArTabb HS at 125 
(2-2), and freshman David 
Anthes/Spotsylvania, VA- 
Spotsylvania HS at 174 (2-2). 
Others wresding and win- 
ning matches were sopho- 
more Josh Rudolph/ 
Middleton, VA-Sherando HS 
(133, 1-2), and junior Clint 
Touart/Manassas, VA- 
Osbourh City HS (174, 1-2). 
Throughout three tourna- 
ments and 14 dual-matches, 
Graham (16-8) and Dickerson 
(16-10) have led Longwood in a 
number of victories, followed by 
Kepler (14-7), and Lucas (12- 


ontinued p. 14 

-C's tradition- 

rich program, Grubbs expects 
her players to perform to the best 
of their abilities both on and off 
the playing field. Academics is 
a strong focus for the Lancer 
sauad. and G rubbs sees the im- 

portance of providing an aca- 
demic and athletic atmosphere ir 
which her players car 
succeed.Her Lancer players fin 
ished 8-6 last year and ranket 
ninth in the final IWLCA Divi- 
sion II Coaches Poll. 

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Volume 78, Nnmber 9 

Raising a Ruckus Since 1920 

February 18, 1999 


President Cormier Holds Second Open Forum 

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the President's Forum was 
held Wednesday, February 17, in 
Lank ford Ballroom from 6:15- 
8:30. The arrangements were set 
up quite different than the previ- 
ous forum. Instead of a panel, 
President Cormier spoke directly 
to the crowd. The audience was 
handed a microphone by an SGA 
member to ask questions. Also, 
there were ground rules set in the 
beginning. The main rule was no 

One disappointment was the 
turnout of about SO students. 
There were not nearly as many 
people at this forum as the last, 
but that did not hinder the effec- 

One other problem was that 
President Cormier asked others 

for help on questions, but they 
did not announce their 
names or positions. Almost 
none of the students said 
their name, so it was hard to 
give anyone credit 
Graduate housing 
The speaker felt that the 
graduate students were 
slighted because they were 
only guarnteed a certain 
amount of living space on 
campus. President Cormier 
responded with the new 
housing plan. One part of 
the plan will bring Long- 
wood a new science build- 
ing. This would leave the 
Stevens building open for 
possible dorm space. 

SGA's response to vot- 
ing on Judicial Board appoint- 

Nick Mills, the president of 

SGA informed the audience of 
the voting procedure that Judi- 

Senior Dinner a Success 

Staff Write? 

The bi-annual Senior Dinner 
took place in the Rotunda Mar- 
ket on February 11th. 
Many students turned out 
for the event, which has 
become a tradition. The 
school's top administrators 
served the delicious buf- 
fet-style dinner of roast 
beef, lemon chicken, 
stuffed shells, corn, 
mashed potatoes, rice, and 
tossed salad. President 
Cormier greeted students 
at the door. Free gifts 
were placed at each tank 
setting and there were 
many other chances for seniors 
to win raffle prizes, ranging from 

to gift certificates. 

Guest speakers were Ellen 
Masters of the G.I.V.E. office 
and Bill Ftege of the Longwood 

Department of Speech and The- 
ater, Masters and Fiege both 
urged seniors to participate in the 

Senior Challenge, a program for 
graduating students to make con- 
tributions to the College. Also 
speaking on behalf of the Senior 
Challenge was Joyce 
Colebum, Director of An- 
nual Giving. 

Niki Fallis also gave a 
brief presentation on the 
job world and how seniors 
can utilize die resources in 
the Career Center. Senior 
Class President, Chris 
Bear, announced the win- 
ning raffle numbers and 
opened and closed the din- 
Heffcpresentation, The 
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Dinner, the first of many 
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was very successful mis semes- 

cial Board would have to go 
through in order to appoint 
its members instead of vot- 
ing them in. He also 
encourged everyone to 
voice their opinion on die is- 

More Campus Cable 
One very concerned stu- 
dent wanted to know when 
the college was getting more 
cable stations. We were in- 
formed that in about sixty 
days, there will be eleven 
new channels added. The 
student's response was; 
"Longwood would be a lot 
happier if we had Comedy 
This issue was discussed 
in a more calm tone than the pre- 
vious forum. Mostly the current 

Wynne situation was discussed. 
Chief Huskey commented on the 
parking and informed the audi- 
ence that if they had concerns, 
they could bring them to him. An 
announcement was also made 
about the Stubbs parking lot 
which should open this week. 
Renovation of the Rufihers 
There was a student that was 
concerned about where the 
Ruffner classrooms would be 
moved when the renovations 
take place. President Cormier 
said the classes in Ruffner would 
be moved to the Wynne build- 
ing as soon as the renovations 
began. She said, "We will try to 
make the renovations (plumbing, 
wiring, roofing, and technology 
improvements) as quick and in- 
convenient as possible." 
See FORUM Pg. 4 

Fall Forum Report Card 


This is the Report from the 
last open Forum. It covers what 
has been done since then. 

1. Communication 

We are submitting articles to 
The Rotunda for publication. 
Steve Stratton plans to put up the 
SGA website; there is a newslet- 
ter in progress. There is a new 
Public Relations webpage called 
"What's Happening.** There is 
also a President's Webpage, The 
Longwood Homepage has been 
remodeled to be more user- 

Lighting deficiencies are be- 
ing corrected on campus. Chief 
Huskey is submitting Crime Stats 
to The Rotunda. We are search- 
ing for an alternative to the blue 

lights on the phones due to the 

high cost. 

The new softball field is 
ready. New soccer field will be 
ready in Fall 1999. Barlow held 
will be ready by next fall. 


A recycling consultant vis- 
ited the campus and submitted a 
report in January. The waste 
stream analysis project done by 
students was delivered and in- 
cluded in the consultant's report 

An Academic Affairs advi- 
sory committee with student rep- 
resentation is being formed and 
will report to Norm Bregmas. 

& GIVE Office 

The Vice President of Stu 


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Hi everybody. Hope 
things are going 
well. The Rotunda 
office has been busy as usual as 
we stress about the weekly pa- 

It is so hard to believe that 
we are one-third of the way 
through the semester! It seems 
like I just got here. Personally, I 
am so busy that I lose track of 

By the way, I am speaking in 
the singular tone because my 
partner in crime, Kristen, is cur- 
rently sick. Therefore, I must 
warn you about the randomness 
that may pop up in this editorial. 

First off, I will start with the 
Open Forum. This is one of the 
best ideas that this college has 
come up with since my arrival 

here in August Not saying that 
the college is bad, I just think that 
we were past due for a forum last 
semester. The line to the micro- 
phone was great proof that we 
have many concerns about the 

So what has been done since 
the forum? If you read The Ro- 
tunda, you have read the two 
Presidential reports that have 
been published since the forum. 
If not, well... I guess you are in 
the dark. In this issue, we have 
all of the details of the second 
forum, along with the details on 
what has been done since the last 

The only complaints I have 
are basically the same ones. The 
blue lights on the phones never 
showed up. The new signs are 

cool looking in the daytime, but 
I can't comment on them at night 
because I can't see mem. They 
are supposed to reflect in the 
dark, but you need sufficient 
lighting for that. But overall, I 
feel that things will get done 

Speaking of things getting 
done (or not getting done), what 
is up with that dining hall?! I live 
in Frazer, so I have the "plea- 
sure" of walking by the construc- 
tion site multiple times everyday. 
If I get one more comment, I am 
going to climb over that fence. 

Virginia Tech started build- 
ing a new dining hall after we did 
and theirs is done. I am not say- 
ing that this is the school's fault, 
but if the workers would spend 
more time working than running 

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their mouths, maybe something 
would get done. Here's an idea: 
maybe we need to cover the sides 
of their faces with blinders so 
that they can't see around them. 
I would like to eat in the new din- 
ing hall sometime before I gradu- 
ate, but I think the blinders are 
the only way to get it done. 

In this issue, we have a com- 
ment form for all of you faithful 
readers (or anyone else with 
something to say). Please feel 
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to thank everyone who partici- 
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Approximately 350 angels were 
given out this year. 

We want to encourage people 
to stop by our office at 155 East 
Ruffner when our door is open. 

The Peer Helpers offer many 
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tfHcJJaid She.sad<l 

The Supreme Master of Men 

The Goddess of Women 

Sexism, male dominated so- 
cieties, and the appetite of males 
for sex has been so overly dis- 
cussed within the American Cul- 
ture that it makes one wonder 
when Equal Rights turned into, 
"Let women have what they 
want no matter what the cost" 

Now the topic is pitting geni- 
tal versus genital. The topic of 
male nudity in comparison to the 
female nudity on television and 
in movies is taking the country 
by storm. Ckay maybe not the 
country, but at least it's taking 
this column of The Rotunda. 

I ask you what is the big deal 
of not having a man's penis flop- 
ping around the big screen. 
Women have been portrayed 
nude in films for the longest 

As Venus says, its a new 
trend to show full frontal nudity. 
Actually the new trend is the 
opposite, by showing male nu- 
dity. Keanu Reeves and many 
other actors ran around in Much 
To Do About Nothing totally na- 
ked and of course we all have 
heard and seen Mark Walhberg's 
package in Boogie Nights. (And 
ladies let me inform you that the 
penis was FAKE! !) 

Men pay more for porn, 
therefore more female nudity in 
general films will help the sales. 

As discussed in our last col- 
umn, sexism is still a huge prob- 
lem. The Viagra issue is impor- 
tant, but so is the sexism we can 
visually see in so many movies 
made today. 

At any given time, naked 
women can be seen on screen. I 
am not talking about upper-body 
shots, either, I am talking about 
the new trend of full-frontal nude 
shots of women. 

Now I ask you this, when 
was the last time you saw full- 
frontal male nudity? O.K., so 
you can see Bruce Willis' penis 
appear very briefly for about two 
seconds in The Color of Night, 
and then there is Mark 
Walhberg's penis shot in Boogie 
Nights (which I do know is fake), 
but can you genuinely say 
you've ever seen a totally nude 
mate in a movie, aside from the 
one shot of Kevin Bacon in Wild 

This sexism is perpetuated 
by a male-dominated movie in- 
dustry and something needs to 
change. I have a suggestion. 
These movie producers can ei- 
ther eradicate shots of naked 
women, to whom I am not at- 
tracted, or implement shots of 
naked men (like Bruce Willis). 

Sec SHE SAID p. 3 

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The Real G reek Conformity 

Opinion Editor 

We have all heard the com- 
plaints, opinions and stereo- 
types associated with the Greek 
community on our campus. 

Before 1 joined an organiza- 
tion, I had formed my own views 
about Greeks, little of which was 
positive or correct. 

By getting to know members 
of different Chapters, especially 
my own, I realized that my opin- 
ions were based on very little 
knowledge of what Greek life 
was really about, and had noth- 
ing to do with what was really 
going on. 

Last week. The Rotunda re- 
ceived an anonymous letter re- 
garding the "masses of people 
hiding their identities behind 
color coordinated uniforms and 
Greek letters." 

To this anti-Greek crusader, 
I have a few things to say. First, 
I find it humorous that someone 
who seems to be so adamant 
about diversity and self-expres- 

sion won't even sign their name 
to their declaration of individu- 

I would also like to address 
the opinion that in order to be- 
come Greek it is necessary to 
conform to certain standards of 
behavior. In my Chapter, as well 
as most of the others, diversity 
among members is expected and 

To those on the outside, it 
may look like Greeks join this 
"cloning environment" because 
they "need to identify with some- 
thing so badly." 

What most of those people 
do not realize is that the major- 
ity of Greek organizations were 
founded about 100 years ago by 
students who wanted to give a 
firmer foundation to college 
friendships. These men and 
women joined together not to 
wear the same outfits, but be- 
cause they had the same values 
and ideals. 

It is amazing to me that these 
young students were able to uni- 

versalize their beliefs and aspi- 
rations so effectively that they 
are still followed, respected and 
sought after a century later. 

What non-Greeks don*t un- 
derstand is that the principles 
established by the Founders that 
make each Fraternity and Soror- 
ity different, are what attract 
similar types of people to the in- 
dividual organizations. 

People are drawn to others 
with the same philosophies as 
them, Greek or non-Greek. It is 
just that the Greek organizations 
have written them down, and 
made them a standard by which 
to live. 

So to all the anti-Greeks out 
there, before you decide to trash 
an entire system founded on 
friendship and common beliefs, 
why don't you examine your 
own values and ideals? It seems 
to me that anyone who is so both- 
ered by the actions and identity 
of others has some issues of their 
own to work out. 


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Send yam Props and Drops to mrinker@longwoocLl 

To the administration for holding another Open Forum, 

To Lancer Productions, Multi-Cultural Affairs, and 
ARAMark for trying to "spice up" African-American 
History Month with a festive dinner in Blackwell for 

To anyone who was single this past weekend and 
survived it without throwing up or being severely 



To anyone who can come up with a Prop or Drop for the 
next issue of The Rotunda. 


# To the DJ at the African- American History Month din- 
ner. Some people actually like to have conversation 
while they eat.. .without having to yell. 
To whoever is in charge with the up-keep of sidewalks 
and roads on Campus. There is a patch of sidewalk next 
to Coyner mat has been torn up for several months, and 
there are two gravel spots on the roads surrounding 
Coyner. FIX IT, it makes our campus look bad. 



To whatever this illness is that is sweeping the campus. 

To VALENTINES DAY.. .who would create a 
holiday to punish single people by shoving cutsie 
little hearts and candies everywhere. 

And oar continuing DROPS: 
To the construction workers of the new dining hall 
fen- rude comments and strange looks directed at 
the women on campus and to the VERY slow pro- 
duction of the new parking lot behind Stubbs. 



Continued p. 2 
Frankly, I am sick and tired 

of seeing all of these naked 

women, and only chest and butt 

shots of these gorgeous men. 

I have another theory about 

why this sort of sexism occurs 

aside from the obvious male-run 

industry equals naked women 

theory-male movie stars are very 
afraid of having the "enhance- 
ments" most would undoubtedly 
require for nude male scenes. 
After all, the movie industry has 
always been a "size does count" 

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Cont Page 1 

Tuition Rollback 

A few items about the bud- 
get were brought up. This even- 
tually led to the 
tuition rollback 
bill. If this bill 
goes into effect, 
tuition could be 
cut up to 20% 
as early as next 


A lot of 
concern was 
raised about 
minority affairs 
on campus. 
L o n n i e 
Calhoun answered most of this 
question. He felt that the only 
problem was that "student par- 
ticipation has dropped." Presi- 
dent Cormier added, "Since I 
have come here in 1996, 1 think 
that the minority activities have 
increased." She alsa said that the 
campus had a 1 5% minority rate, 
but she hoped that the rate would 
increase to 20%. 
Naming A.R.C. 
A few students felt that the 
"sterile" stereotype of A.R.C. 
was a result of its name (or lack 
of a name). They even suggested 
naming it Mable Hall. 

December Graduations 
A student also asked whether 
or not there would be a Decem- 
ber Commencement. She felt 
that she shouldn't have to walk 
with a seperate 
class. Cormier 
responded by 
saying, "It is in 
the best interest 
of the college 
not to have a 
C o m 
mencement. It 
is very difficult 
to have two 
ments in the 
same year." 
One Stop 
Shopping Concept 

This concept will end the 
constant running around that can 
occur while trying to pay a bill 
on campus.There is a task force 
that is attempting to move every- 
thing to a single building. 

There were other issues 
brought up including roommates 
for R.A.s, Lancer Productions, 
and the "Report Card" from the 
last forum. 

President Cormier closed by 
thanking everyone for coming to 
the forum and encouraged 
feedback.from everyone. 


Cont, Page 1 

dent Affairs has requested 
that a full-time co-ordinator for 
the GIVE office be hired for Fall 

7. Programs For Minority 

Lancer Productions is con- 
tinuing work with individual stu- 
dents and groups to meet the 
needs and interests of minority 

8. WLCX Longwood Radio 

We have hired a consultant 
who has completed the engineer- 
ing portion of the Class A appli- 
cation. The legal and administra- 
tive portions of the applications 
are underway. The process to 
have FCC approval takes about 
12-24 months. 

9. Parking 

Phyllis Mable is working on 
a Long-Range Parking Plan. 

10. Forensics 

Bill Fiege has been hired as 
Assistant Director of Alumni Re- 
lations effective July 1, 1999. 
Additionally, he will be spend- 
ing about 20%of his time work- 
ing with the Forensics Club. The 
Forensics Club will be receiving 
support from SGA. 

Crime Statistics 

eadlines of the Week 

Staff Writer 

1. The Senate Acquits President Clinton 

2. Clinton Committs U.S. Forces to Kosovo 

3. Jordan's King Hussein is Buried 

4. Anti-Cancer Drug Enters New Phase 

5. Colleges See SOL Test Frenzy Hurting Student Teachers 

6. Microsoft Again Delays Windows 2000 

7. Fast-Moving Storm Brings Colder Air 

8. Rodman Will Play for Lakers 

9. Oprah Winfrey May End Her TV. Show 

10. World Relieved by Clinton Acquittal 

"It didn't feel 
like cold air when 
it was 70 degrees 
last week." 

-Loren Hatcher 
on the storm issue 

News Editor 

The following is a list of crimes statistics in the Longwood Com- 
munity for December 1998 and January 1999 that were provided by 
Captain James H us key. 

December 1998 






Pine St. 




Redford St. 



D.U.I. Underage 

South Main St. 








Graham Lot 




Venable St 















D.I.P. Underage 








D.I.P. Underage 




D.I.P. Underage 













High St 
January 1999 








M. Cunningham 



Accident (auto) 

Race & Redford 







Obscene calls 




Accident (auto) 

Bristow Lot 




S. Cunningham 



Reckless Driving 

School St 



Accident (auto) 













Wynne Lot 











D.I.P. Underage 




Alcohol Poisoning 








Obscene Calls 

M. Cunningham 



Accident (auto) 

Chamber St. 















Underage Possession 

Spruce St 



D.I.P. Underage 




Underage Possession 

High St. 



Thanks to Police Chief Huskey for contributing these statistics 
to The Rotunda. 


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Organization Spotlight: 
Phi Mu Alpha 

Staff Writer 

For being the once-largest 
Greek organization on Long- 
wood's campus, Phi Mu Alpha is 
still not recieving the attention 
is deserves. Phi Mu Alpha is the 
professional music fra- 
ternity. Criteria for 
membership includes 
being in good academic 
standing and having a 
profound musical inter- 

"Everyone is musi- 
cally involved," said President 
Rob Blankenship. 

The primary purpose of the 
fraternity shall be to encourage 
and actively promote the high- 
est standards of creativity, per- 
formance, education and re- 
search in music in America. 
These qualities are definitely 
seen in Longwood's chapter of 

Longwood's chapter is 
unique in many ways. It is made 
up of Political Science, History, 
Art, Biology, and of course Mu- 

sic majors. Brothers usually 
room together and are often seen 
around campus together, just like 
other social fraternities. How- 
ever, there seems to be some- 
thing different about PMA. 
Brother John Westerhoff 

j Photo Taken By JulUe DriscolL ] 

said, "Phi Mu Alpha is one of the 
best professional fraternities and 
has one of the closest brother- 

Last semester, the chapter 
hosted a Province Workshop. 
Eight other chapters-Old Do- 
minion, James Madison, William 
and Mary and Chrisopher New- 
port University-attended. The 
workshop included Alumni Re- 
lations activities and Ritual Edu- 
cation classes. It was held to in- 

crease participation in the chap- 
ter, as well as in other chapters. 
This semester, PMA has al- 
ready been busy. This past week- 
end, they finished up 
Valengrams, which are always a 
huge success. Currently, the 
group is planning their 
spring Musical. The 
Musical is put on en- 
tirely by PM A and 
Sigma Alpha Iota (the 
professional women's 
music fraternity). Per- 
formances are put on 
by soloists, ensembles and other 
designated groups. On March 31, 
PMA will celebrate it's 20th an- 
niversary at Longwood College. 
A celebration of some sort is also 
planned for that date. 

"Phi Mu Alpha is the tight- 
est brotherhood because of our 
good cause," said Brother Chris 

Contact Rob Blankenship at 
x4120 for more information. 
Thanks to all the Brothers of 
PMA for their help in gathering 
information for this article. 

From the Rafters 

Guest Writer 

Helloooooooo, Longwood. 
What do you think about this 
weather? Feel like a roller 
coaster? Why can't the heat be 
turned off, you may ask? This 
question is dictated more by 
Mother Nature then administra- 
tors. We have steam heat in the 
buildings. When the heat is 
turned on it takes a bit to get a 
"head of steam" up to warm the 
place. Equally, when it is turned 
off, it takes a bit to cool down. 
It will be frustrating when try- 
ing to get the temperature right 
in the halls - this includes the 
academic buildings. Suggestion: 
wear a sweater if it gets cool and 
turn the fan on if it gets warm. 
We are negotiating with Mother 
Nature on this one. Typically, the 
heat is turned off mid-April. 

Fire, Health and Safety in- 
spections are coming. Four 
times a year we inspect student 
rooms for conditions which may 
compromise the health and 
safety of the residents the halls. 
It takes all of us to make this the 
safest place for everybody. 

If you have not completed 

your application for the various 
on and off campus housing op- 
tions for die fall, please do so 
soon. The deadline for all appli- 
cations is February 22nd. Also, 
don't forget about the Off-Cam- 
pus Rental Fair on Thursday, 
February IS from 3:30pm - 
5:00pm in the Lankford Ball- 

Have something on your 
chest that you think Dr. Cormier 
should know about? In conjunc- 
tion with SGA, Dr. Cormier was 
available to discuss issues impor- 
tant to you on Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 17 at 6:15p.m. in the 
Lankford Ballroom. A progress 
report on issues you brought to 
her in the fall was presented. She 
is listening and acting on what 
you identify as your top priori- 
ties. For more info see "Forum" 


Thank you for all of your 
feedback on what you wanted to 
see in your gathering spaces. I 
think many of you have noticed 
some significant changes with 
many more to come. The Chal- 
lenge stands at Ed: 25 ; Challeng- 

Study Habits: Students Versus Professors 

Business Manager 

Studying is an essential part 
of college life and students have 
different ideas of studying from 
professors. I asked professors the 
following questions: 

1. How, do you think, stu- 
dents should study? (Reading 
over notes, flash cards or some- 
thing else) 

2. How long should students 
study for your class? 

3. Can you tell by a student's 
grade on a quiz or test how well 
he or she studied? 

4. Is there any dung that you 
think will help students while 
they study? 

In answer to my questions. 
Dr. Arehart (Computer Science) 
says that the subject you are 
studying affects how you should 

study. He says if you are study- 
ing something like history or 
psychology then you will need 
to read, and while you are read- 
ing, remember the things that 
were brought up in lecture. Writ- 
ing a short summary, in your own 
words, is a good way to commit 
what you have read to memory 
and it is a good review for tests. 

For subjects such as math 
and computer science the only 
way to learn the material is to 
engage the material by working 
with problems and writing lots 
of programs in CS. 

Dr. Gabb (Education) feels 
that you should read before com- 
ing to class and take notes on the 
text as well as the lecture. 

Dr. MillarCHistory) believes 
that if you study effectively then 
you wUl study well Hand writ- 
ing your notes or even typing 

your notes will help you to re- 
member the material. 

How long you should study, 
received basically the same an- 
swer for the most part: two hours 
for every class period. However, 
Dr. Jordan (Anthropology) says 
that he would like to think that 
his students study 24 hours a day. 
Saying something interesting in 
class could spark an idea that 
keeps returning throughout the 

Some professors feel grades 
reflect whether or not the student 
has mastered the material and not 
how they studied. Dr. Budd 
(Spanish) says that only some of 
the time will grades reflect how 
well a student studied. Some stu- 
dents get test anxiety and it af- 
fects how he or she does. To al- 
leviate this stress Dr. Budd tells 
her students how the test is go- 

ing to be so they can know what 
they have to do before they come 
into the test. 

Some other things that pro- 
fessors say might help are AL- 
WAYS be in class, work in small 
study groups, make a list of ques- 
tions so you can ask in class or 
to the professor (in person or 
over e-mail.) Realize mat home- 
work in the majority of cases is 
not busy work; real learning hap- 
pens as you work along with the 
subject matter. 

I asked a similar set of ques- 
tions to students and here of 
course, the answers differed. 

1 . How do you study? (Read- 
ing your notes, flash cards or 
something else) 

2. How long do you study? 

3. Do your grades reflect how 
much you study? 

The answers to the first ques- 

tion I heard most frequently were 
note cards and reading over one's 
notes. It also depends on the 
teacher. Reading over the mate- 
rial in the book helps, too. 

The biggest difference was 
the length of time people study. 
Students say that it depends on 
the class and what the test is go- 
ing to be like. The majority of 
answers were from 1-4 hours and 
an occasional amount for each 
day. For example Erin Zerfass 
(senior, Music Education) says 
how long she studies depends on 
the test, while Peter Moon 
(freshman, Computer Science) 
says he studies about 3 hours a 
day. Some students say that they 
study more right before a tost 

All of the students said their 
grades do reflect how much they 
study and many wished they had 
studied more. 

FEBRURY 18,1999 



Cakndar Editor 

1 . Why do y ou pes* harder ©8 a remote-control when yoa 
know the battery is dead? 

2. Since Americans throw rice at weddmfs, do Asians throw 

3 Why are they called 'Ixuldings" when they are already 
finished? Shouldn't they be called "bttiltar 

4. Why are they called "apartments" when they're all stuck 

5. Why do banks charge a "non-sufficient roods fee" on 
money they already know you doa*t have? 

6. If the universe is everything, and scientists say that the 
universe is expanding, what is it expanding into? 

7. If you get into a taxi and the driver started driving 
backward, would Ae taxi driver end up owing you money? 

S.What would a chair look tike if your knees beat the other 

9. If a free talis in the forest and no one is around to see it, 
do the oder frees make tun of it? 

lO.Why is a carrot more orange than an orange? 

Columnist's Note; Bf yoa have any "Deep Thoughts" of your 


Movie Review: 

She's All That 

Guest Writer 

Sex, style and poularity. No, I'm not talking 
about another episode of Dawson 's Creek, but rather the movie She 's 
All That. Complete with a cast of today's hottest teenage talent this 
movie presents a funny and uplifting look at today's youth. Zack 
(Freddie Prinze Jr.) is the senior class president, star jock, and straight 
A student who gets dumped by his beautiful and equally popular 
girlfriend Taylor (Jodie Lyn CKeefe). In an effort to shield his ego, 
he makes a bet with his best friend that he can turn any girl into the 
prom queen. His best friend chooses Laney (Rachel Leigh Cook) to 
be the guinea pig in their cruel experiment. Laney is a wallflower at 
this materialistic high school, being more concerned with art and 
the environment than her looks. With just five weeks to turn her 
into the prom queen, Zack has a lot of work to do. Little does he 
know that he will learn more from Laney he ever could teach her. 

HI be the Fust to admit that I wasn't really excited about seeing 
this "teeny hopper" flick and that much of the movie was predict- 
able. What I didn't expect was how funny this movie was and that I 
would actually enjoy it 

So if you're ever bored (not in Farmville!) and are in the mood 
for a movie, this is definitely one worth seeing. 

Coffeehouse: Bluesworks 

Features Editor 



The acoustic blues trio Blues 
Works put on a stellar perfor- 
mance Wednesday night in 
Lancer Cafe\ 

The event 
was spon- 
sored by the 
Union as 
part of 

Works is 

of Paul Watson, a native of Wash- 
ington who is the harmonica and 
mandolin player, singer, and 
songwriter, Judy Luis -Watson, a 
native of Tanzania and piano 
player, singer, and songwriter; 
and Mark Puryear, also a native 
of Washington, as guitarist, 
singer and songwriter. 

Blues Works music can be de- 
scribed as a mixture of urban and 
traditional acoustic blues with a 
sprinkling of both jazz and gos- 
pel. The musk is topped off with 

a perfect three-part harmony. 
The combination comes together 
to form a rich ami highly spirited 
music that grabs at your soul 
and leaves your toe tapping. 

In additon 
to perform- 
ing, Watson 
and Luis- 
have con- 
cieved and 
put on two 
very unique 
one being 
the award 

Photo byftobndL Fryman, 1997 Winning 

dia pre- 
sentation entitled Blues Connec- 
tion: The Music, Stories, and Pic- 
tures of Legendary Blues Artist 
The other is an interactive pro- 
gram for kids called Blues Songs 
and Rhythms. 

Blues Works was formed in 
1991 when Paul and Judy Luis- 
Watson met guitarist Mark 
Puryear. Touring extensively, 
Blues Works has appeared in 
many blues and Jazz festivals and 
other special events. 


Staff Writer 

Cheese and Company is the 
place to go for a cheap lunch or 
light dinner. It is situated in 
downtown Farmville, about a 
five minute walking distance 
from campus. The menu had 
your basic salad and 
sandwhiches for under $3.50. 

You order your food, give 
your name, and then sit down at 
small tables. I ordered a ham and 
cheese croissant, chips, and a 
drink for under $6.00. The sand- 
wich was warm, delicious, and 
quick, and the atmosphere was 
very welcoming. 

It is a great place to take your 
visiting parents and at the same 
time show your family "Farm 
Vegas." I enjoyed Cheese and 
Co. because it was not food from 
the dining hall and there was a 
warm, homey feeling. I would 
recommend Cheese and Co. to 

Smash or Trash CD Reviews: 
Belle & Sebastian 

Staff Writer 

Belle and Sebastian is an in- 
triguing band. Named after a 
French novel (and later a tele- 
vision show), the seven-piece 
(sometimes eight) member 
band began as a mere class 

Notoriously press- shy, in- 
terviews with this Glasgow 
band are rare, and photographs 
of the band are even more rare. 
The band members aren't even 
named in the liner notes of their 

Everything about Belle and 
Sebastian comes across as be- 
ing a bit odd. Oddities aside, 
their music is incredible. 

On their third full-length al- 
bum. The Boy With the Arab 
Strap, Belle and Sebastian con- 
tinue to explore the possibili- 
ties of purposely pretentious at- 
mospheric Brit-pop. 

Mixing with ease everything 
from cellos to electric guitars, 
jazz-inspired rhythms to classi- 
cal arrangements. Belle and 
Sebastian deliver a deliciously 
competent album. 

There is nothing wrong with 


this album. A strong statement, 
perhaps, but if The Boy With the 
Arab Strap isn't perfect, it's ex- 
tremely close. 

From the gently sarcastic 
strains of // Could Have Been A 
Brilliant Career to the sleepy 
groove of The Rollercoaster 
Ride, there are no mistakes made 
on this album. Even when it de- 
scends into uncharted territory, 
such as on the spoken word A 
Space Boy Dream, Belle and 
Sebastian succeed in creating 

elegantly crafted songs. 

Belle and Sebastian's lyrics 
are striking in that they tread the 
thin line between being honest 
and being uncomfortable, There 
probably isn't any other song 
about dirty dreams that is as 
graceful as Dirty Dream Number 
2, nor is mere any song that so 
exquisitely criticizes modem life 
as Sleep The Clock Around. 
Even when the subject matter 
isn't going to cause the listener 
to question, the mood of the 
songs invariably does. In less 
than two minutes, Simple Things 
builds more emotion than most 
other songs do in twice the time. 

So what if Belle and 
Sebastian shy away from being 
interviewed? So what if they 
don't appear on the covers of 
their releases? Their music is 
flawless. All of their strangeness 
is forgiven. 

PAGE 10 

— d)e &ottmtra 


FEBRUARY 18,1999 

Lady Lancers Third Going into 
CVAC Tournament 

Chief Copy Editor 

Longwood went 1-1 in 
CVAC games last week, beating 
Limestone (SC) 95-67 February 
9th before dropping a disap- 
pointing 85-80 decision to 
Queens (NC) February 13. 
Coach Shirley Duncan's squad in 
15-9 overall, 1 1-5 in the CVAC- 
-alone in 3rd-place in conference 
standings through February 14. 
The top eight schools will par- 
ticipate in the CVAC Tourna- 
ment February 24-27. 

At Limestone, the Lady 
Lancers led 45-27 at halftime 
and never looked back en route 
to victory. Jill Younce/West 
Friendship, MD-Glenelg HS 
scored a game-high 28 points, 
including 22 in the first half. 
Younce was 10-16 from the field, 
including 4-7 on three-point field 

goals, and 4-6 at the line, adding 
five rebounds and three assists. 
The third-year player now has 70 
treys on the season for the third- 
highest seasonal total in school 
history. The school record is 84 
accomplished by Cassie Ensley 
*95 during 1994-95. Younce had 
plenty of help in South Carolina 
as classmate Kali Brown/ 
Powhatan, VA.-Powhatan HS 
added 14 points and six assists, 
followed by sophomore 
Demietre Price/Gladys, VA- Wil- 
liam Campbell HS and freshman 
Jamie Beale/Columbia, MD- 
Oakland Mills HS with 10 points 
each. Price added four steals and 
three assists, while junior Terri 
Williams/Sumerduck VA-Lib- 
erty HS contributed 1 1 rebounds 
and eight points. 

On Saturday afternoon 

Longwood hosted CVAC oppo- 
nent Queens (NC). LC took a 
49-31 halftime advantage as 
Younce scored 17 first-half 
points and Price grabbed 18 first- 
half rebounds. The Lancers in- 
creased the margin to 62-41 with 
14:21 remaining. The Royals 
went on a 20-2 run to close to 
within 64-61 with 7:29 left and 
the battle was on. The hosts took 
their last lead at 74-73 with 2:57 
left as Younce made two free 
throws. The visitors would 
outscore Longwood 12-6 down 
the stretch as Queens finished the 
game with 44-18 run over the 
final 13:07 for the win 85-80. 

The Lady Lancers close their 
regular season on Saturday 
Februrary 20th, against Belmont 
Abbey. This will be a double 
header with the men. 

Men's B-Ball Tied For Eighth 

Chief Copy Editor 

On Saturday afternoon the 
Lancers hosted CVAC opponent 
Queens (NC). IX jumped to an 
early 11-2 advantage as junior 
Jon Hughes/Bloomingdale 
(FL) HS scored seven quick 
points. Longwood took their 
largest lead of the contest at 
17-6 with 1 2: 1 8 left in the first- 
half on a basket from sopho- 
more Ben Green/Virginia 
Beach, VA-Frank W. Cox HS. 
The Royals, however, went on 
a 17-2 run to lead 23- 19 at the 
6: 1 1 mark en-route to holding 
a 31-26 halftime advantage. 
Queens took its largest lead of 
the game at 44-33 with 15:16 
remaining before the Lancers 
began another second-half 
comeback attempt. A 1 5-6 run 
by LC capped by a highlight- 
reel baseline slam dunk by jun- 
ior Lee Farrior/Chesterfield, VA- 
Manchester HS pulled the hosts 
to within 50-48 at 8:54. The visi- 
tors finally took over, on the free 
throw line hitting 6-7 to escape 

with the victory 67-63. 

Hughes led Longwood with 
18 points and eight rebounds, 
followed by Farrior and fresh- 
man Andy Jones/Chapel Hill, 
NC-East Chapel Hill HS with 10 

points each. Jones' point total 
was a career-high to go along 
with a seven assists to equal his 
career-high, adding three steals 
as well. 

On February 9, a balanced 
soring attack led to LC. to the 
important road-win at Lime- 
stone. Playing aggressively at 
both ends of the floor, the Lanc- 
ers led 32-15 a halftime and 
cruised to victory. Sophomore 
Jay Louden/Williamsburg, 
VA-Bruton HS led four play- 
ers in double-figures with 15 
points, adding five rebounds. 
Classmate Ben Green/Virginia 
Beach, VA-Frank W. Cox HS 
and freshman Chris Issacs/ 
Farifax, VA- Robinson HS each 
scored 13 points, and junior 
Jon Hughes/Valerico, FL- 
Bloorningdale HS managed 12 
points despite being double- 
and sometimes triple-teamed 
every time be touched the ball. 
Green, who equaled his career- 
high in points, also grabbed 
seven rebounds, while Hughes 
grabbed six boards and Issacs 
added five caroms. The final 
score was 66-51. Coach Ron 
Can's squad is 8-16 overall, 6- 
10 in the CVAC. 

Brown and Graham; 
Players of the Week for 
February 3-9 

Sports Editor 

Longwood College women's 
basketball standout Kali Brown/ 
Powhatan, VA-Powhatan HS and 
wrestling standout Darryl Gra- 
ham/Gloucester, VA-Gloucester 
HS have been selected as the 
Longwood/Domino's Players of 
the Week for the week of Febru- 
ary 3-9. This is the second time 
this season that Brown has been 
recognized as a "Player of the 
Week." The Lancer honorees are 
chosen by the College's Office of 
Sports Information each week. 

Brown, a 5-8 junior guard- 
forward, posted 61 points (20.3), 
18 assists (6.0), 17 rebounds 
(5.7), and six steals during three 
wins in three games last week. 
She scored a career-high 26 
points, adding eight rebounds 
and our assists during an 80-71 
triumph at Mount Olive (NC) 
February 6 to highlight her 
week. Longwood is currently 
15-8 overall, 1 1-4 in the CVAC, 
hosted CVAC rival Queens (NC) 
February 13. Through 23 games, 
Brown is averaging 14.8 ppg., 
7.0 rpg„ 3.9 assists, and 2.2 
steals. She has five double- 

doubles this season, and is 
ranked in a tie for sixth in CVAC 
steals this week. Additionally, 
Brown is seventh in CVAC as- 
sists, eighth in field goal percent- 
age, and tenth in scoring. 

Kali is the daughter of 
Randall and Helen Mitchum- 
Brown of Powhatan, VA and is 
majoring in Physical Education 
with a minor in Business. 

Graham, wrestling at 141 
pounds, won his weight-class at 
the annual Apprentice School In- 
vitational February 6. He de- 
feated his opponents from West- 
ern Maryland (4-0) and Ander- 
son (4-2) en-route to his indi- 
vidual title. The first-year 
standout's efforts helped 
Longwood place fifth in the tour- 
nament with 49.5 points. Gra- 
ham leads the Lancers, 7-7 over- 
all and participated in the presti- 
gious Mid-South Tournament 
February 13 at Carson-Newman 
(TN), with his 16-8 record indi- 

Darryl is the son of Alan and 
Sherry Graham of Gloucester, 
VA and is majoring in Econom- 


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eek From 

December 2 -February 9 

Dec. 2-8 

Demietre Price 

Women's Basketball 


Jon Hughes 

Men's Basketball 

Dec. 16-22 

Jay Louden 

Men's Basketball 

Dec, 30-Jan. 5 

Zech Boyd 

Men's Basketball 

Jan. 6-12 

Terri Williams 

Women's Basketball 

Jeff Kepler 


Jan. 13-19 

Mary Barron 

Women's Basketball 

Jay Louden 

Men's Basketball 

Jan. 20-24 

Jill Younce 

Women's Basketball 

Jon Hughes 

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Jan. 27-Feb. 2 

Demietre Price 

Women's Basketball 

Chris Issacs 

Men's Basketball 

Feb. 3-9 


Women's Basketball 

Darryl Graham 



11 1 ' 

FEBRUARY 18,1999 


PAGE 11 

Baseball Victorious 
to Kick Off Season 

$**t$ Editor 

Longwood opened the 1999 
campaign with a three-game 
sweep of non-conference oppo- 
nent Stony Brook (NY) Febru- 
ary 13-14, winning by scores of 
12-6, 9-6, and S4. Coach Buddy 
Bolding's squad is 3-0 overall, 0- 
in be CVAC. This week, the 
Lancets open CVAC competi- 
tion with a three-game series at 
conference opponent St. 
Andrews (NC) February 20-21. 

Against Stony Brook, LC 
was led offensively by senior 
Tim Buffkm/Prince George, VA- 
Prince George HS who hit .545 
(6- II ) with five runs and an RBI 
during the three contests. 
Sophomore Travis Pfitzner/ 
Woodbridge, VA-Garfield HS bit 
.444 with five RBI, followed by 
classmate Ryan Costa/Swoope, 

VA-Bufifalo Gap HS (.429, six 
RBI), freshman Adrian WatJcms/ 
Woodbridge, VA-Garfield HS 
(.333, fear rum). Senior AH- 
America candidate Shawn 
Torian/Scottsburg, VA-HaJifax 
County HS opened with two 
home tuns, scoring six runs with 
five RBI. Impressive on the 
mound was senior Mike Lewis/ 
South Boston, VA-Halifax 
County HS with three appear- 
ances covering 4.1 innings-al- 
lowing just two hits with four 
sftrikeouts with no runs scored. 
Lewis got die win in game two. 
Classmate Robey Caldwell/ 
Roanoke, VA-Cave Spring HS 
had two appearances and earned 
two wtas-going 5.2 innings with 
eight strikeouts. Sophomore 
Mike Sulhvan/Woodbridge, VA- 
Garfield HS pitched six innings 
in game three with 10 strikeouts. 

Softball Sweeps First 
Three Games of 1999 

Sports Editor 

Longwood opened the 1999 
campaign with a three-game 
sweep of non-conference oppo- 
nent Kutztown (PA) February 
13-14, winning by scores of 2- 
1, 2-1, and 8-7. 

Coach Kathy Riley's squad is 
3-0 overall, 0-0 in the CVAC. 

was led of- 
by sopho- 
m o r e 
D e n i s e 
W a c k / 
peake, VA- 
Bridge HS 
who hit 
.429 with 
two runs 
and an RBI. 

Wack was followed by fresh- 
man Colleen Cooney Fred- 
ericksburg, VA-Stafford HS 
(.400, three RBI), senior Libby 

Gough/Amelia, VA-Amelia 
County HS (.375, four RBI), and 
freshman Ellen Hutt/Hay market, 
VA-Stonewall Jackson HS (.375, 
two RBI). Wack (1.00 ERA) was 
also impressive on the mound 
with a complete-game victory in 
game two. Graduate student 
Stacey Rose/Thomas Jefferson 
HS (3.00 ERA) earned the other 


lege of West Virginia. Game 
time is scheduled to begin at one 
o'clock p.m. This is not a 
double header with the men's 

Men's Tennis at 4-0 With Victory 

Sports Editor 

Longwood (4-0) took a 4-3 
decision past visiting Averett 
College Sunday at the Lancer 
Hall Tennis Courts. The Lanc- 
ers got wins from junior James 
Pettinelli/Robinson HS (6-0, 6- 

0), Philhpe Pilard (6- 1 , 6-0), and 
freshman Dave Helfrich/ 
Brookville HS (6-0, 6-0) in 
singles. Longwood doubles 
wins came from Pettinelli and 
sophomore and clasraate Danny 
Baty-Brookville HS (8-0). 
Longwood will play again 

Saturday, February 20, at CVAC 
opponent Erskine (SC) at 9:00 
am., and then at conference op- 
ponent Anderson (SC) at 2:30 
p.m. The women's tennis team 
will play this Saturday alongside 
the men. 

Baseball Led By Charles 
Bolding's Experience and 
Knowledge In 21st Season 

Sports Editor 

Charles "Buddy" Bolding is 
in his 21st season as head coach 
of the Longwood College base- 
ball program, and has lead the 
Lancers to 20 consecutive win- 
ning seasons. Coach Bolding has 
an outstanding overall record of 
558-225-3 (.712%) since taking 
over the program during the fall 
of 1978. Longwood finished the 
1998 campaign at 28-10 overall, 
16-5 in the Carolinas- Virginia 
Athletic Conference (CVAC), 
runners- up during the CVAC 

Bolding's tenure at 
Longwood is highlighted by six 
appearances in the NCAA Divi- 
sion II Tournament, and two trips 
to the Division II College World 
Series. Bolding's 1982 team was 
the first team to reach the na- 
tional championship with a 31- 
10-1 record. More recently, the 
1991 squad completed a school- 
record 41-8 campaign while ad- 
vancing to the final four of the 
national championship. 

Longwood was third in the 
North Atlantic Region Tourna- 
ment in 1993 after winning seven 
games in a row at season's end, 
finishing 26-9- 1 . Bolding's team 

have also notched third-place 
finishes in the North Atlantic in 
1992 and the South Atlantic Re- 
gion Tournament in 1984 and 
1987. Bolding reached the 400- 
victory milestone in 1993 after 
gaining number 300 in 1990. 

Overall Coaching 
Record of 558-225-3 

Bolding ranks among the top 
seven active Division II coaches 
in winning percentage (.712%), 
and is among the top 25 in vic- 

Four of Bolding's players 
have been chosen in the Major 
League Baseball Draft since 
1988. Kansas City chose Lanc- 
ers Frankie Watson and Kelvin 
Davis in 1988, and in 1992 the 
Royals drafted Longwood short- 
stop Michael Tucker and catcher 
Scott AbelL Now an Atlanta 
Brave, Tucker was the 10th pick 
in the draft and played on the 
U.S. Olympic team that summer. 
Bolding is a member of the na- 
tional committee of the Ameri- 
can Baseball Coaches Associa- 
tion (ABCA) and an area repre- 
sentative for the North Atlantic 
Region of the ABCA. One of 

eight representatives nationwide, 
Bolding serves as a liaison be- 
tween the regional coaches and 
the ABCA advisory committee. 

Highly regarded by his peers, 
Bolding has served on NCAA 
regional selection committees 
nine times. In 1983 he was a 
member of the Olympic baseball 
tryout staff for Virginia. He was 
voted South Atlantic Region 
Coach of the Year in 1991 and 
1982, and Virginia College Di- 
vision Coach of the Year in 1997, 
1993, 1991, and 1984. Bolding 
holds the record for Longwood 
College Male Coach of the Year 
after being chosen seven times. 

The Hardy, VA native has 
built the program at Longwood 
by recruiting mostly in-state 
players. An estimated 20 former 
Lancer baseball players are now 
involved in coaching on the high 
school or college level, the ma- 
jority in Virginia. 

Bolding served as a medic in 
Vietnam for one year, then re- 
ceived his B.S. in Health, Physi- 
cal Education and Recreation 
from Milligan College (TN) in 
1973, and his M.S. from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee in 1974. He 
and his wife Andi have three 
children: Lauren, Suzanne, and 

The Men Of The 
Longwood Rugby 
Team Defeated Old Do- 
minion This Past Week- 
end 12-10. 








April 5th - 8th, 1999 









"Leading the Force for Positive Change." 

SGA Meetings are every Tuesday at 
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Volume 78, Number 10 

Waiting for the Snow to Fall Since 1920 

February 25, 1999 

Longwood College Hosts Rental Fair in Lankf ord 


Assistant Copy Editor 

Thursday February 18 
brought approximately ten ex- 
hibitors to the Lankford Ball- 
room for the Housing 
Department's first Rental Fair. 

Real estate representatives, 
power companies, and housing 
representatives were on-hand to 
answer students' questions about 
off-campus housing facilities. 

Each apartment owner or 
representative had pictures of 
their housing facility, a rental/ 
lease application, and informa- 

tion regarding rent, utili- 
ties, dimensions, and lo- 
cation. Kenneth 
Brumfield Rental Prop- 
erties, Poplar Forest 
Apartments, Stanley 
Park Apartments, and 
County Wide Rentals 
were four of the housing 
companies represented. 
Virginia Power also 
had a table to answer any 
question about billing 
and fees, and for students 
to sign up for installa- 

Rental Fair Photo fey Allison Beverley, 

Parking Problems Arise in Wynne 



Staff Photographer 

Many Longwood sopho- 
mores parking in Wynne were 
ticketed last week, causing much 
surprise and anger among stu- 
dents. Every sophomore car in 
the Wynne parking lot had a 
ticket on it 

At the Fall 
Open Forum there 
was concern about 
parking due to the 
overselling of de- 
cals. Because of 
this, the Wynne Lot 
was opened to all 
students as an over- 
flow lot to solve 
the problem. Even- 
tually, the overflow 
stopped and park- 
ing was not a prob- 

After February 1, sopho- 
mores began being ticketed be- 
cause Wynne is a junior/senior 
lot Shortly after the ticketing, an 
e-mail was sent out to students 
stating that Wynne was closed to 
sophomores. The fact that the e- 

Soahomore Tidettins m the Wvtme Lot. Photo Bv Ailuon Beverley 

lem, closing the 

Wynne lot to sophomores start- mail was sent after the ticketing 

ing Spring Semester, but no no- upset many students. Sophomore 

tice was sent out because it was Jen Ballard commented, "It 

assumed that the students would makes me very angry to know 

park in the open sophomore that students can get ticketed 

spaces instead of at Wynne. without reason, to his or her 

knowledge and then find out the 
next day why they got the 

The e-mail also stated that if 
students arrived too late on cam- 
pus and the lots were locked, 
they could park in Wynne, but 
must call campus police (at 
x2660) and leave a message (in- 
cluding name and li- 
cense tag number) 
saying that they were 
parked there. The 
rules stipulate that 
the car must be 
moved to die appro- 
priate parking lot the 
next morning. The 
lots are not as full 
now, and Campus 
Police estimated that 
there were around 70 
spaces open in the lot 
behind Little Cae- 


If a student doesn't feel 
comfortable walking alone, an 
escort is encouraged (x2091). If 
you have any questions, do not 
hesitate to call Campus Polk*. 

The Stanley Park 
Apartments have yet to be 
built They will be con- 
structed across the street 
from the downtown train 
station starting at the be- 
ginning of this week. 

The apartments will be 
designed as duplexes and 
should be completed by 
August. There will be 
ample parking, so that 
each resident of the du- 
plex will have a parking 

Ed Bell, Director of Hous- 
ing was another resource at the 
Fair. His table was equipped with 
Senior Privilege, Junior Option, . 
as well as various other housing- 
related forms. 

He noted that only a small 
number of Junior Option forms 
had been received. He also stated 
that in order to apply for the Jun- 
ior Option, one must be a rising 
junior, having between 56 and 89 
credit hours. 

Rachel Hartwill from Susan 

See RENTAL p. 6 

Disability Services at 
Longwood College 

Staff Writer 

Each year a number of stu- 
dents with disabilities enter as 
part of Long wood's freshman 
class. These students may use 
the services at the Learning Cen- 
ter to participate in campus ac- 
tivities and classes. 

The Learning Center is ca- 
pable of assisting with a multi- 
tude of disabilities, from mild 
dyslexia and ADD to hearing im- 
pairments and cerebral palsy. 

Under the Americans with 
Disabilities Act and other such 
laws, Longwood U required to 
provide equal access to students 
with disabilities. The Learning 
Center offers many accommoda- 
tions for students, including soft- 
ware that reads documents aloud 
with enlarged print and voice- 
activated software. 

Other adaptations are more 
low-tech, such as books on tape 
and extended testing time. Spe- 

cial software is available on a 
workstation in all campus com- 
puter labs. 

Additional services can be 
obtained in die Learning Center, 
and most faculty are very recep- 
tive to accommodating students 
who have special needs. 

Students needing accommo- 
dations can set up a plan with 
Scott Lissner, Director of Aca- 
demic and Disability Support 
Services, in the Learning Center. 

Accommodations are tai- 
lored to each student to meet 
their learning needs without 
changing the fundamental goals 
of the class or the College. Most 
students identify themselves as 
having a disability before they 
enroll, although there are a num- 
ber who wait until classes are 
underway and they find them- 
selves in academic trouble. 

The extent of disabilities 
ranges greatly. Some conditions 

See SERVICES p. 6 


Wi)t &0ttm&a 

FEBRUARY 25,1999 


Brr! I hope the frost 
bite hasn't gotten to 
everyone yet! It is 
absolutely freezing outside! I am 
beginning to wonder whether or 
not the word snow even exists 
in Farmville's vocabulary. I went 
to Lynchburg and it was snow- 
ing away. I come back here and 
there isn't a cloud in the sky. Oh, 

I hope all is well with all of 
you Rotunda readers. But if all 
else fails, just remember that 
Spring Break is NEXT WEEK! 
This week, we have a 16 
page paper for everyone. We 
have had so much response 
lately that we couldn't possibly 
have put it all in 12 pages. This 
makes us very happy. Response 

is good. Thanks! 

My partner in crime is still 
recovering from the sick that 
caught her last week. I'm sure 
she has enough make-up work 
to keep an army busy, so I must 
warn the reader about the pos- 
sible randomness of this edito- 

There hasn't been much to 
write about until this week. Well, 
except parking (I couldn't resist). 

I was one of the fortunate 
souls to get a ticket in the Wynne 
parking lot. I wasn't sure why I 
got it because I had parked there 
all year. The next day I was 
greeted with an e-mail telling me 
(and the many others ticketed) 
that no sophomores were sup- 
posed to park in Wynne anymore 

because the parking overflow 
was gone. Okay, am I the only 
one that ices a problem with 

We got an e-mail after die 
ticket telling us not to park there. 
We were told that Wynne was 
only open to sophomores Fall 
semester. Okay, that is fine, but 
an e-mail telling us that might 
have made a little more sense. 
This is why Longwood College 
always makes me mad. Things 
here make no sense sometimes. 

But back to parking. We were 
told to park in the other lots. 
Okay fine, I knew that all year. 
Then we were told that there 
were over 70 spaces in the lot 
behind Little Caesars. 

They must have counted 

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them on a Saturday night be- 
cause when I parked my car dure 
on Tuesday night, I counted 23 
spaces. I know their point was 
to tell us that there were spaces 
open (and I agree to that), but 
there is a big difference between 
70 and 23. 

On a happier note, I talked to 
Chief Huskey at the Forum about 
this and he was very nice to me 
about it He listened to what I had 
to say, and instead of making 
excuses or giving me a run- 
around (which is common here) 
he heard me out and told me I 
was more than welcome to come 
talk to him about it. This one act 
tamed some of my irritation. 

Okay, next issue, the arctic 
tundra we call Farmville. What 

is up with this weather!? I was 
getting used to that lovely 70 
degree stuff when all of the sud- 
den, WHAM, Jack Frost enters 
with a vengeance. He must have 
heard my complaints about all of 
the stores that put bathing suits 
out for sale in late January. Is it 
really necessary to own new 
shorts and tank tops in the middle 
of winter? I think not. 

Well, before I fill all sixteen 
pages with my thoughts, I will 
close. Hang in there for the one 
more week that we have. Next 
week we will publish The Ro- 
tunda on Wednesday so you can 
get the Spring Break Edition be- 
fore you leave. Take care and 
keep reading The Rotundal 
Melissa Gill, Editor-in-Chief 

Your Letters 

Greek Article Appreciated 

Dear Editor, 

I wanted to write and tell you 
how impressed I am with your 
printing of Megan Black's article 
on Greek Conformity. It has 
come to my attention that over 
the past few years here at Long- 
wood, anti-Greek sentiment has 
become greater and greater. 

She hit the nail on the head 
with her comments about how 
we join not to become one ho- 
mogenous group of clones, 
but rather to celebrate our differ- 
ences while experiencing an al- 
most marriage between the indi- 
vidual and the Chapter. 

What must be realized is that 
this marriage is not only with the 
members of each separate chap- 
ter at each separate school, but 
rather, a bond that allows me to 
go to any school where we have 
a Chapter and know that I will 

have a group of people to sup- 
port me. 

I want these Greek dissent- 
ers to understand that the choice 
to become greek is a tough one. 
We must weigh the financial ob- 
ligations, time constraints, and 
the people in the chapter to find 
the suitable balance. 

I joined, as Megan said, for 
the common beliefs that my 
brothers and I share about broth- 
erhood and friendship. I will be 
bound to these people for life 
because of the time that we spent 
together and the many years that 
we spent in college cultivating 
our friendship. 

Thank you for you time and 
good luck with the paper the rest 
of the semester. 
Jake Milne 



Dear Editor, 

I'm not sure if you already have 
someone to do this , but, if you 
do not, I would like to volunteer 
to proofread for typos, etc. Even 
if you already have someone, it 
never hurts to look over some- 
thing twice. 


Editors Note: We do have 
Editors in charge of proof-read- 
ing (as listed on page 2 of every 
issue). Help is always appreci- 
ated. We have meetings every 
Monday night at 9 p.m. for ANY- 
ONE that u interested No one 
is required to do anything, it is 
aU volunteer stuff. Any proof- 
reading volunteers can come by 
the office Mondays through 
Wednesdays or call the office at 
x2l20. Thanks! 

February 25, 1999 



"The Activist " is your outlet for battling social injustice and things that suck. This is your 
chance to do something about societal evils, instead of just whining about mem. So speak 
up and act up. Because if you 're not mad, you 're not paying attention. E-mail activist ideas 
to ckahn@longwoodhvc.eau. 

The Seventh Ward: How I Have 

Come to Love the High-Rises in Spite of 
the Mold Monster 

Guest Writer 

Ok, maybe we are nuts. Af- 
ter living on the ass end of cam- 
pus, away from all the lively ac- 
tivities, for more than a year or 
so, one learns what pain really 
is. No longer do we have a short- 
cut to the dining facilities. Now 
we have to walk around the new 
dining hall. Once open though, 
we will be close enough. 

Right now, the fact remains 
we live in one of two high-rises. 
This means we get to walk to 
class, or in the event that you are 
late, run. If you are truly late, 
bullet trains have nothing over 
you in speed. I know. . . why 
complain about a little extra 
walk? After our shortcut through 
Her Lake (which earned its name 
from the effect of FarmviUe rain) 
was cut off, we were told to hike 
up a hill, across a deadly con- 

struction zone (women love 
this), and through a maze equal 
to the layout of Washington, 
D.C. streets. 

If you have ever tried the 
walk after dark, thanks to those 
in charge, the absolutely perfect 
lighting conditions make one 
grateful for the right to bare arms 
(knives, axes, a sword, maybe a 
9mm handgun, etc.). It is nice to 
see cop cars every so often, but 
one must ask where they are 
when a Frat is making enough 
noise to wake the dead, a car is 
screeching down the road or the 
drunken populous is staggering 
in from the fire drill. 

Back to the high-rises, start- 
ing with the elevators. After 
walking through a s lide- card- 
here- and- pray- for-en try door, 
providing your card is registered 
there, the strip is good, the door- 
lock-ttungy reads it and the door 

unlocks, one is greeted by the el- 

The elevators in Frazer are 
semi-efficient. That is, until they 
both quit working after a fire drill 
and you have to climb the steps 
to the 7th floor (twice if you or- 
dered pizza and it gets there 5 
minutes after you just got back 
to your room). Either they both 
quit working, as in the previous 
case, or one stops, allowing you 
time to have tea and read the pa- 
per while waiting for the one re- 
maining elevator to move off the 
first floor. At this time you are 
doing all right, provided you are 
in Frazer. 

The Curry elevators on the 
other hand, scare the hell out of 
most people. First, they are dingy 
and dark. Second, they rattle, 
whine, whir, whiz, wobble, 
shake, screech, and make awful 
noises. Now that the doors have 


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-To Lancer Cafe for reopening Cafe Nights. And also for 
allowing under 21 in on Cafe Nights. 
-To President Cormier for the Open Forum. It was really "cozy' ! 
and despite lower numbers, many good topics were covered. 

To the Association of Black Students for putting on a great 
lecture with Dr. Quincy Moore for African- American History 

-To The Student Activity Fees Committee for approving a good 
budget for The Rotunda. 

-To Facilities Management for making that new parking lot 
behind Stubbs a gravel parking lot and not paved. 
•To the campus because we have so many unnamed buildings. 
ARC, The Library, and the new Dining hall all need real names. 

To Campus Police for giving tickets to Sophomores parked at 
Wynne. It had been announced several times that Wynne was 
undesignated parking. Then Campus Police decided to ticket 
those cars...THEN send an e-mail saying you can't park there. 
We think those tickets should be dropped. 

Send your Props and Drops to 

shut, the elevator ascends, mak- 
ing even more noises, some of 
which resemble the screams of 
the damned. In those set of el- 
evators one must go through a 
ritual to get to some of the floors. 
It has been discovered that you 
must hold in the button of the 
floor you want, put your right 
hand on blue, your left foot on 
green, dance a jig, pray to which- 
ever God you believe in (if athe- 
ist, just hope) and then remem- 
ber it is easier to get out one floor 
above and take the stairs. 

The Frazer elevators are dirty 
after 5 p.m. and all weekend 
long. After taking into consider- 
ation your long hike to the other 
end of campus across Her Lake, 
your shoes are muddy, which 
contributes to the elevator's 
over-all filth. 

The weekend is a different 
story. During this time, usually 
from Thursday night to Wednes- 
day morning, anything may be 
found in the elevator, ANY- 
THING. I have seen beer cans, 
with what is hoped to be beer 
(though I never check), food, 

and stains from God knows 
what. Personally learning the 
lesson the hard way, it is neces- 
sary to look before stepping into 
the elevator. Also, it is wise not 
to lean on the walls. People are 
known to project masses of who 
knows what onto the walls, 
which becomes disturbing to the 

You make it to your floor, if 
all goes well. The people are 
cool, the mood is lax, and life is 
good. Well, as long as your door 
trim isn't being painted to cover 
some symbol that probably 
brought a demon into the area or 
to cover the names and numbers 
of those less moral people on 
campus. The smell of the oil- 
based paint overriding your 
senses after stepping off a puke- 
ridden elevator is memorable. 
The air-conditioners in the 
rooms have a tendency to be wa- 
ter collectors, waiting for that 
perfect moment when you are 
gone to dump buckets of 

See MOLD Pg. 4 


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Continued p. 3 
ice water onto the floor, letting 
the mold grow while you are 
away. So instead of running the 
air. you decide, "I'll run the fan. 
No biggie." See where this is go- 

Power surges are a constant 
danger to the cleanliness of the 
room. One minute you are won- 
dering why the fan is straining to 
run, the next you are being 
sucked in by a nuclear powered 
intake system that is dismember- 
ing your arm. The chunky bits 
left over are being distributed 
into the room if the fan blows in, 
or all over the people walking 
below if the fan blows the hot air 
out, along with all the dust that 
gathered during the winter break. 
In winter, one does not need to 
worfy about the intake system 
because the heat is projected into 
the rooms to keep one warm dur- 
ing the night. Otherwise, there' 
are three settings on the heating 
system: Hot, Hell's Inferno, and 
Park Your Ass Next to Satan. If 
you try to use a blanket, you will 
wake up the next morning with 
all your clothes, blankets, sheets 
and any persons that might be liv- 

ing in your bed with you, on the 

And forget studying. The book 
pages burst into flames in front 
of you. This may tell you some- 
thing about where you are cur- 
rently residing. After drowning in 
pools of sweat, a shower would 
feel nice. This is good in terms 
of an idea, as long as your friend 
up in Alaska never flushes the 
toilet, gets a drink from the foun- 
tain or waters his or her garden. 
Speaking of mold from wa- 
tery pools of sludge; the monster 
formed from the mold you 
haven't cleaned in weeks has 
started to move towards you. The 
toilet is best left untouched with- 
out proper protection. A level 5 
Biohazard suit, found at your 
local Center for Disease Control 
branch, would be good. The 
cleansers, mixed with the mon- 
ster, might just form an uncon- 
trollable creature, like those seen 
in most films involving Japan or 
New York, and God help those 
people with monsters that have 
adapted to bleach. So, after 
brushing off layers of now burnt 
skin* you get dressed, and 

Headlines of the Week 

Staff Writer 

1. Clinton, Pope among Nobel Nominees 

2. Iraq Threatens to Attack U.S. Bases 

3. Watergate Figure Ehrlichman Dead at 73 

4. First Trial Opens in Dragging Death 

5. Clinton Enters Post-Impeachment Renewal Phase 

6. ABC Wants Lewinsky on by March 3 

7. Higher Pay is Urged for New Teachers 

8. OJ.'s Heisman Sold for $255,500 

9. DMV Asks People to Donate Organs 

10. Dave Matthews Honored in Virginia 

"The Government officials 
don't realize mat if it weren't 
for teachers, they wouldn't be 
whew they are today." 
Amy Hundley, Junior, English 

Travel Safety For Students Going Abroad 


As the time approaches for 
Spring or Summer Breaks, many 
college students are getting 
ready for that much anticipated 
trip abroad. Most will have a 
safe and enjoyable adventure, 
but for some, that trip will be- 
come a nightmare. Most ru- 
ined vacations arc caused by 
one or more of the following: 
drugs, alcohol, and disorderly 

Each year, more than 
2,500 American citizens are 
arrested abroad-about half on 
drug related charges, includ- 
ing possession of very small 
amounts of these substances. A 
drug that may be legal in one 
country may not be legal in a 
neighboring nation. Some young 
people are victimized, because 
they are unaware of the laws, 
customs, or standards of the 
country they are visiting. 

Besides drugs, alcohol can 
get U.S. citizens in trouble 
abroad. Many have been arrested 
for being intoxicated in public 

areas, and for drunk driving. 
Some young Americans go 
abroad assuming local authori- 
ties will overlook such conduct 
Many believe they are immune 
from prosecution in foreign 
lands because they are American 
citizens. The truth is, Americans 




Become familiar with a country f s 

laws and custom/ before you go 

travel there. 

are expected to obey all laws, 
and those who break foreign 
laws sometimes face severe pen- 

Disorderly and reckless be- 
havior should also be avoided. In 
many countries, conduct that 
would not result in arrest in the 
U.S. will violate local law. It is 
crucial that young Americans are 
aware of this risk as they enjoy 
their time abroad. 

Being arrested is not the only 
thing that can happen on a for- 
eign vacation. Young Americans 
have been killed in automobile 
accidents, drownings, and falls 
because of heavy drinking and 
drug use. Sadly, others have been 
raped or robbed because they 
have found themselves in un- 
familiar locales and incapable 
of exercising prudent judge- 

Remember: reckless be- 
havior while in another coun- 
try can do more than ruin your 
vacation; it can land you in a 
foreign prison or worse! To 
have a safe trip, avoid risky 
behavior and become familiar 
with the basic laws and customs 
of the country you plan to visit 
before you travel. 

To obtain more information 
about traveling abroad, check the 
Department of State Internet 
website for the latest informa- 
tion. You can also visit the Bu- 
reau of Counselor Affairs Office 
of Public Affairs website at 


"SEND HELP" Your parents don't understand? Your roommates don't care? You just 

need a new perspective? Let "Dr. Bit ter" SEND HELP! E-mail all questions and 

concerns to or write in to Box 2901. All entries are 

confidential and real names are never used. 


Dear Dr. Bitter, 

Last semester I slept with this 
guy a couple of times and once 
we didn't use protection. Over 
Christmas break he called to tell 
me he tested positive for HPVH 
I totally lost it on the phone. I was 
so upset I couldn't even ask him 
what that was. 

I called the hospital to ask 
some questions and got abso- 
lutely no help. I don't have a 
regular gynecologist and I can't 
tell my mom. I don't even know 
bow long I have to wait to test 
positive if I was infected. I am 
very concerned, what can I do? 

Dear Unprotected, 
You are right to be concerned 

about this. Even if it was only one 
time without a condom unfortu- 
nately that is all it takes. The 
SexuallyTransmitted Disease 
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 
can cause cervical cancer in 
women and genital warts. I 
would recommend seeing a doc- 
tor immediately. You can go to 
the Student Health Center or the 
local health clinic. Both are rela- 
tively inexpensive and confiden- 

Having a pap smear can 
identify early signs of cell abnor- 
malities and precancerous con- 
ditions caused by HPV. You also 
need to be extremely observant 
about your body's changes. The 
genital warts caused by HPV are 
generally painless and easily 

overlooked Look for any bumps 
or slight raises in the skin around 
your vagina. The bumps could be 
white, yellow or flesh colored. 
If you notice any bumps like this 
go immediately to the doctor. 

Doing a biopsy on me bump 
while it is there will be the only 
way to test for the virus. 

In the meantime, behave re- 
sponsibly! Using condoms con- 
sistently will reduce your risk of 
contracting STDs and will pro- 
tect your partner if you are posi- 
tive for HPV. 

For more information on 
HPV/STDs call the CDC Na- 
tional STD Hotline ® 800-227- 

See bitter p . 12 

New in '99 

tanley Park Apartments 

Great Rental Homes—Reasonable Rates 

* Avail^le August 1999; New 2-story duplexes designed specifically for Longwood 

Students-just a short walk or bike ride from campus. 

*Each unit will contain 4 bedrooms upstairs with walk-in closets, providing privacy 

for each occupant. Each bedroom will be adjacent to a semi-private bath. 

*The downstairs area will feature a large living room and a large dining/kitchen area 

with modern appliances. Technology friendly with extra phone jacks for computer 


Call 392-6566 or 392-6197 
for more information 

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Crje Eotutttra 


FEBRUARY 25, 1999 

The Challenge Job Fair More Students Move Off-Campus 

Staff Writer 

The annual Challenge Job 
Fair was held Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 17th at the Roanoke Air- 
port Marriot. It consisted of over 
100 potential employers who 
conducted interviews and ac- 
cepted resumes from an esti- 
mated 400 students from all ova- 

Challenge was sponsored by 
nine participating schools: 
Hampden-Sydney College, 
Lynchburg College, Roanoke 
College, Mary Baldwin College, 
Sweet Briar College, Virginia 
Military Institute, Randolph 
Macon Women's t College, 
Hollins College, and Longwood 
College. According to Niki 
Fallis, Longwood had the best 
turnout with approximately 100 
in attendance. 

Students who registered prior 


Continued p. 1 
such as mild ADD or dyslexia 
may require only a note taker, 
books on tape, or extended time 
on assignments and tests. More 
severe impairments like blind- 
ness and multiple sclerosis re- 
quire alternative learning mate- 
rials and teaching methods such 
as special software and instruc- 
tional equipment or an inter- 

Lissner estimates that there 
is a higher proportion of stu- 
dents with disabilities at Long 
wood than at other public col- 
leges in Virginia. 

About 8% of incoming fresh- 
men in recent years are identi- 
fied by the Learning Center as 
having a disability. All disabil- 
ity related information is kept 
confidential by the Learning 
Center. Students are responsible 
for identifying themselves to 
their professors as having a dis- 
ability Students who dunk thai 
they may have a disability and 
need accommodations should 
contact Scott Lissner in the 
Learning Center. 

In addition, me Learning 
Center offers free tutoring and a 
writing lab to aid any students 
who wish to improve their skills. 

to the deadline were able to be 
pre-selected by the employers of 
their choice for interviews the 
day of the job fair. Other students 
were able to participate in an in- 
formation sharing session with 
the numerous employers, ask 
questions, and schedule inter- 
views. Most of Longwood's stu- 
dents had at least two interviews; 
some had as many as five. 

Workshops were also held 
between interview sessions on 
topics such as how to find a great 
job and how to exhibit excellent 
interviewing skills. 

Challenge Job Fair is held 
specifically for seniors preparing 
to enter the job market or jun- 
iors looking for internship oppor- 
tunities. It was also an excellent 
opportunity for students to get 
real-world interview experiences 
and hopefully get a jump start on 
their respective careers. 

News Editor 

According to a recent article 
in The Farmville Herald, ap- 
proximately 630 undergraduate 
students will be living off cam- 
pus by fall of 2002. This is in 
addition to the fact that Long- 
wood is still looking to have 
5,000 students enrolled by the 
year 2007. 

At present, 160 students live 
off campus. To accommodate 
the additional 470 students that 
will live off campus, there is a 
96- unit duplex planned off Grace 
Street as well as using the Pop- 
lar Forest Apartments which 
were constructed close to Prince 

Edward High School off Route 

According to Richard 
Hurley, Longwood's Vice-Presi- 
dent for Administration and Fi- 
nance, as quoted in The 
Farmville Herald, " The need for 
this apartment complex is be- 
coming more apparent with each 
passing day. There is no ques- 
tion in our minds that the com- 
munity is going to need to ab- 
sorb 120 additional students (off- 
campus) next fall. There is a 
push. We do have a need." 

Farmville town manager 
Gerald Spates says that the com- 
munity is willing to work with 
Longwood, but that they have a 

few concerns. 

"We're going to work with 
them the best we can but I think 
we need to address a couple of 
these big issues before it gets into 
a more critical problem," he 
smd, as quoted in The Farmville 

Dr. Cormier responded by 
saying that Longwood was very 
willing to work with the commu- 

"We will work very closely 
with the town...We*re not one of 
those isolated colleges that sit 
out apart from our community," 
she said, as quoted in The 
Farmville Herald. 


Continued p. 1 

Monahan's office provided stu- 
dents wim a Roommate Match- 
ing Service. This consisted of a 
form asking questions dealing 
with steep prefences, study hab- 
its, daily seMutetCte. 

Students could also register 
for drawings and door prizes. 

"After attending the Rental 
Fair, I've decided to defintety 
move off-camptis, ,, said junior 
MeRae Rogers. 

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Show your love for the great sport by 

entering to design this year's official 

Oozeball T-Shirt! 

Applications available starting Monday, 

February 15th at all Front Desks and the 

Ambassador Office. Applications due 

March 15th. 

Controversy of the 

V v <* P k 

Rumor has it that over 30 
people (primarily sopho- 
mores) were ticketed last 
week for parking in Wynne. 
The next day, an e-mail was 
sent out telling them they 
coudn't park there. Does any- 
one else see the backwardness 
of this situation? 

Photo fey Allmm Bewrtey 

FEBRUARY 25, 1999 





Business/ Ad Manager 

Residence Halls* 
Desk Aides 
Federal Work-Study 
Contact REC or Housing 


Security Ass t/ Shelf Reader Elementary Schools 

Natural Sciences 
Office/Lab Assistant 
Federal Work-Study 
Contact Betty Woodie, 

Longwood/ Partners Read 


Reading Tutors for 

Federal Work-Study 
Contact Frances Hellmuth 

ARAMARK Food Services* 
Federal/College Work- 

Contact Margaret Dawson 
Lancer Cafe, x2121 or 
Wanda Bishop 
Blackwell Dining Hall, 

Disability Services/ 
Learning Center 
Research and Tutoring 
College Work-Study 
Contact Scott Lissner, x2392 

Central Stores/ Purchasing 
Delivery Person-Clerk 
Federal/College Work- 

*must have valid driver's 
Contact Jay Sheeler, x2313 


Evening Gym Supervisor 
Federal Work-Study 
Contact Dan Prescott, x2041 

Office of Commuter 
Student Affairs and 
Programs Clerical (various 
duties; computer skills 
required) Federal Work- 
Contact Susan Monahan, 

Continuing Education and 
Economic Development 
Clerical Support 
reoerai F*orx-otuay 

Contact Patricia Davis, 

Training Provided; 
Education Majors Preferred 
Federal Work-Study 
Contact Nadine Garrett, 
x2211 or 
Dr. Horace Rice, x2698 

Important Work 
Experience Info 

-You must have a 2.0 GPA to 
work on campus. 
-You must be enrolled in at 
least half-time. (6 credits) 

-Students are paid $5.15/hr. 
-Avg. #of hours a week 8-12 
(15 maximum) 
-Students are paid once a 
month around the 20th. 
-Paychecks can be found in 
Cashiering (3rd Floor 

There are two types of work 
study, College and Federal. 
College WS-all students 
may apply for«.it is not 
based on financial need. 
Federal WS-based on 
financial need, part of 
financial aid packet 

For more information or 
assistance contact Nadine 
Garrett x22U or in the 
Career Center 

Muslim Students Assoc 

Learn About Jesus in the 

religion of Islam. 

Monday, March 1st 

7:00pm AB rooms 

Questions call x3S45or 




Don't forget 

to fill out 

and sign 

time cards. 

Do you want a classified? 

1x2 inches $3 

Mail it to us at Box 2901 

Deadlines are Mondays 




Corner of 2nd and Main Streets 

Historical Downtown Farmvitle 


Hallmark Cards 

Dept 56-SnowBabiesDickens Village 

SnowBunnies-North Pole 

Colonial Williamsburg Houses 

Homemade Fudge 

Longwood Flags and others 

Yankee Candle 

Cars Meow 

Cher rished Teddies 

Boyd's Bears 

Lang Graphics 

Harbor Lights-Coming Soon 

({)ates to q^ememfeer 

April 4-10 

April 6 

National Student 
Employment Week 

Student Employee 
Appreciation Dinner 


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3. Complete an Interview/Skills Assessment form and verify 
eligibility for work-study 

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@ 12:30- 1:30 p.m. 

Men's Tennis 



@ 1:30 p.m. 

Women's Tennis 


@ 1:30 p.m. 


William Shakespeare's 
Measure for Measure 
in Jarman 
8:00 p.m. 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Black & Gold Quiz Bow 

in tiie 
Commonwealth Ballroom 

7:00 p.m. 


William Shakespeare's 

Measure for Measure 

in Jarman 

@ 8:00 p.m. 

Carpenter Center 
Gospel Play 

Love the One You With 

Prices $23.50 -$19.50 

@ 8:00 p.m. 

Solid Gold Fish Bowl 

Playing in Lynchburg 
in PercivaFs 

Women's Tennis 

1 1 :00 a.m. 



1 :00 p.m. 

Carpenter Center 
Gospel Play 

Love the One You With 
Prices $25.00 - $25.50 
3:00 & 8:00 p.m. 

LP Comedy Club 

Featuring Mitch Fatel 

in the 

Commonwealth Ballroom 

@ 8:00 p.m. 


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Muslim Students 

in AB Rooms in Lankford 
7:00 p.m. 

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celebrated on the 14th 

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in commemoration of the 

deliverance of the Jews 

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Organization Spotlight: The Rotunda Newspaper 

Guest Writer 

Her weary, blood-shot eyes 
strain at the minuscule blurs of 
type as she desperately searches 
for that missing comma in 
tomorrow's news copy ... 

He sporadically twitches 
with a razor blade in one hand 
and his seventh can of caffeine- 
riddled Mountain Lightning in 
the other as he attempts to cut 
fine lines of copy with the preci- 
sion of a surgeon . . . 

We curse, unplug, replug, 
and eventually kick various 
pieces of equipment that taunt us 
by breaking at the worst possible 
moment and always after the 
Help Desk and RTA hours are 
long over ... 

It's 4:30 a.m.' We'll be back 
at 8 a.m. . . 

The sun has come up; the 

computers have gone down . . . dard-size traditional to tabloid- 
Wejust put the paper to bed; size liberal. Previous editors 

now, it's our turn .. . have been fired (even though 

Welcome to Wednesday they're not even paid) for inci- 


day morning 

at The Ro- 

1920, dedi- 
c a t e d 
have worked 
day and 
night (and 
night and. 
day) to pro- 
duce various 
of our cam- 
pus paper. Both visually and dents such as the expose on 
philosophically, the newspaper drugs in Prince Edward County 
has been everything from stan- schools and for inserting 

The staff hard tt work. Photo by Melissa GUI. 

condoms into every issue of the 
paper. There were papers listing 
the salaries of the faculty, as well 
as page headings with the names 
of genitals spelled 
backwards. For a 
trip down mem- 
ory lane, visit The 
Rotunda office 
and stroll through 
our morgue of 
past issues. 

As for the cur- 
rent Rotunda, 
we're a staff of 
about 20 fiercely 
dedicated people 
who need a cre- 
ative outlet to 
keep us off the 
streets at night. 
Each week, we assign stories, 
write, edit, shoot and develop 
photos, design layouts, proof- 

read, prep pages, deal with print- 
ing companies, wrangle with ad- 
vertisers, manage finances, dis- 
tribute papers, and attempt to 
balance the needs of administra- 
tors, faculty, students, and future 
journalists. And in between, we 
get punchy from sleep deprava- 
tion and an overabundance of 
creative energy mixed with too 
much caffeine. That's when the 
real fun begins (we have the staff 
photos to prove it). 

Now you have the montage 
view of who we are and what we 
do to bring you The Rotunda. If 
you think you have a budding 
journalist in you that's yearning 
to be free, come join us Monday 
nights at 9 p.m. for our weekly 
staff meetings. B.Y.O.M.L. 
(Bring your own Mountain 

Organization Spotlight: 

Organization Spotlight: Mortar Board 

Assistant Copy Editor 

One of the several special 
interest halls on Longwood's 
campus is the SATISFACTION 
Hall. Located on 2nd floor Cox, 
the hall has been in existence 
since 1997. The primary purpose 
of the hall is to provide upper- 
classmen with a substance-free 
community and service oriented 
living environment. 

The hall was created in the 
Spring of 1997, by former RA 
and Longwood graduate, Steven 
Jacobsen. Jacobsen created an 
anagram by stating, Striving All 
Together In Supporting Favor- 
able Activities, Connections, 
Talents, and Interests Of Neigh- 
bors, thus SATISFACTION. 

The hall's main focus are 
their hall programs. Anyone can 
plan a program. There are pro- 
graming committee meetings 
every other week, in which a rep- 
resentative from each suite must 
. Some programs from last 
included a Rape Aware- 
ness program, working the 
Oktoberfest booth, going to die 
Tea Room, and going to see the 

Tom Deluca show. 

Attending programs are a re- 
quirement for living on the hall. 

dents also work with closely with 
the Cox Hall Council. This 
weekend, residents are volun- 
teering at the ASPCA. Plans to 
go hiking, ice skating and tak- 
ing a trip to the ropes course are 
also in the works. 

This hall is a definite asset 
to the residence hall association, 
as well as to Longwood's cam- 
pus. We've received feedback 
about the hall from other 
schools, outside of Virginia," 
said hall president Michelle 

Rendon's goal for this semes- 
ter is to allow incoming fresh- 
men to live on the hall. 

Second-year resident Heath- 
er Davis stated, The hall is such 
a positive environment for up- 
perclassmen to live in. Every one 
is remarkably close and we all 
get along fairly well." 

Interest meetings are being 
t c he d n tod for March for those 
interested in living oa the SAT- 

Guest Writer 

Mortar Board is a national 
honor society recognizing se- 
niors who have demonstrated 
leadership, scholarship, and ser- 
vice to the college. It also pro- 
vides leadership and service op- 
portunities to its members. Na- 
tionwide, there are more than 
200 chapters and 
over 200,000 mem- 
bers. The week of 
February 15-21 is 
National Mortar 
Board week. So, 
you're saying to 
yourself, T think 
that's the people who 
do Oktoberfest, but 
what else do they do?" 

Here at Longwood, the Geist 
Chapter of Mortar Board is re- 
sponsible for our yearly 
Oktoberfest celebration. Every- 
thing from the T-shirts and pa- 
rade to the main stage activities 
and color wars is organized by 
Mortar Board, but Oktoberfest is 
not the only Geist Chapter activ- 
uy. vie sponsor a service project 
every Spring. For example, the 
1991 Mortar Board sponsored a 
book drive for Prince Edward 

lookout for the 1 999 project! We 
will be doing a project which in- 
volves the student body. It will 
be sometime in March, so look 
for flyers and advertisements on 
how you can participate. 

We also sponsor scholarships 
each year. Eligible students in- 
clude rising sophomores, juniors, 
seniors, and graduate students 

who display leadership and in- 
volvement on the Longwood 
campus. Individuals must have 
a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Appli- 
cations are available at all resi- 
dence halls, the Financial Aid 
Office, and the Lankford Student 
Union Information Desk. The 
applications are due by March 5 
to box 2237. If you have any 
questions, please call Kristina 

The 1999 Mortar Board is off 
to a great start Keep an eye out 
for Mortar Board 

projects and scholarships!! 

Listed below are the mem- 
bers of the 1999 Mortar Board 
and the offices they hold. Sch- 
olars. ..chosen for leader- 
ship, ..united to serve. 

Carrie Armstrong, Midway; 
Bill Fiege, Advisor; Mary 
Barron, T-shirts; Susan Mon- 
ahan, Advisor, Amy Bradley, 
Spirit Leaders; Kim 
^^^ B r a d 1 e y , V P 
,. Oktoberfest; Ruth 
Compo, Main Stage; 
Heather Duffy, Parade; 
Linda Eanes, Main 
Stage; Heather 
Fritchky, Historian / 
Web Page; Amber 
Giles, Kids Games/ 
Color Wars; Dave Gingras, VP 
Service; Jennifer Graumann, 
Special Projects; Nikesha Hous- 
ton, President; Rhianna Mathias, 
Kick-off ; Mariellen Mory, Mid- 
way; Bonnie Pancoast, Publicity; 
Loretta Parham, Secretary; 
Jessica Sanchez, Alumni Rela- 
tions; Tiffany Shelton, Parade/ 
Membership-. Kristina Skelton, 
Scholarship; Eddie Webster, 
KJowas; Jonathan Wood, Spe- 
cial Projects; Brian ZoUiabofer, 

: .' 

FEBRURY 25,1999 


PAGE 11 



Calendar Editor 

1. When two airplanes almost collide why do they call it a 
"near truss?" It sounds like a ^near hit" to me. 

2. Do fish get cramps after eating? 

3. Why are there 5 syllables in the word "monosyllabic"? 

4. Why do they call it the Department of the Interior when 
they are in charge of everything outdoors ? 

5. Why do scientists call it research when looking for some- 
thing new? 

6. When I erase a word with a pencil, where does it go? 

7. Why is it when a door is open it's "ajar", but when a jar 

is open it's not "adoor"? 

8. Tell a man that there are 400 biUiera stars and he'll 
believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to 
touch it 

9. How come Superman could stop bullets wi th bis cheat 
but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him? 

10. Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? 

Columnist's Note: If you have any "Deep Thoughts" of 
your own, please e-mail them to 

Movie Review: 
A Civil Action 

Staff Writer 

In the midst of the teenybop- 
per, high school, Varsity Blues- 
esque films currently in theaters, 
A Civil Action was a refreshing 
real world change. 

Imagine a PBS documentary 
crossed with a really good epi- 
sode of Law and Order, star- 
ring John Travolta and Robert 
Duvall and you get this film. 

Based cm a true story, A Civil 
Action is about an environmen- 
tal trauma that actually took 
place in Woburn, Massachusetts 
in the late 1970s. 

Residents of this small town 
had long been suspicious of the 
bad taste and smell of their wa- 
ter. Upon investigation it was 
discovered that water supplies 
were polluted wim toxins that re- 
sulted from a local tannery, 
owned awl operated by the large 
corporations Beatrice Foods, Inc. 
and W.R. Grace and Company. 

Coincidentally, eight chil- 
dren had been diagnosed with 
leukemia around the same time, 
causing area residents to draw 

their own con- 
clusions on the 
cause of the 

When one 
mother (Kathleen Quinlan) of a 
deceased child contacted per- 
sonal-injury lawyer Jon 
Schlichtmann (Travolta), the 
stakes were raised. 

Through the course of the 
film, we see a Jerry Maguire-Yike 
transition in Travolta's character 
as he realizes that this case is not 
just about a large financial settle- 
ment. A twist in the ending 
leaves the viewer feeling sur- 
prised yet satisfied when the ap- 
proximately two-hour flick ends. 

Produced by acclaimed actor 
Robert Redford, A Civil Action 
provides real entertainment with- 
out the peppy acting, hit 
soundtracks, and sugar coating 
of most current new releases. If 
you are looking for a movie that 
is packed wim factual, historical, 
true-to-life info or for a film that 
will definitely make you think, 
A Civil Action is for yew. 

Movie Review: 

Guest Writer 

77 (Pi) is an independent film 
by first time writer/director 
Darren Aronofsky. This film won 
Best Picture at the Sundance 
Film Festival in 1998. Eric 
Watson, who also helped de- 
velop the screenplay, produced 
the film. Tl (Pi) was in theaters 
last year, and has been out on 
video for a couple of months. If 
you have not heard of this movie, 
you are probably not alone; 77 
(Pi) was not a box office hit In 
fact, it was made on a budget of 
about sixty thousand dollars, in 
stark contrast to last years block- 
busters Armageddon and Deep 
Impact. Aronofsky was able to 
get the capital to produce this 
film from family and friends. 

Sean Gullette plays Max 
Cohen, a brilliant mathematician 
who is in search of a numerical 
sequence that can unlock the se- 
crets of the universe. Max be- 
lieves that the essence and com- 
plexity of life can be seen in the 
simplicity of the Slock Market. 
The search for this numerical se- 

quence slowly 
drives Max 
insane, and he 
exhibits signs 

of delusional paranoia. Max is 
pursued by a Wall Street firm 
driven to take over the Stock 
Market, and a sect of Hasidic 
Jews that believe that the nu- 
merical sequence can unlock the 
secrets of the Torah and reveal 
the true name of God. 

[J (Pi) is a sci-fi thriller that 
is incredibly suspenseful. It 
couples The Twilight Zone with 
Alfred Hitchcock's vertigo. The 
movie is shot in black and white 
and shows deep contrasts of light 
and dark; this makes the cinema- 
tography mere like a work of art 
Sean Gullette delivered a mar- 
velous performance. Aron- 
ofsky 's directing may have been 
the most amazing aspect of this 
film. He was able to create an 
intense film on a budget equal to 
the price of a new luxury sports 
utility vehicle. 77 (Pi) is simply 
a great movie and it is for this 
reason that it scores an almost 
unfathomable 5 seats out of 5. 

From the Rafters 

Director of Housing 

HellooooooLongwood. Ku- 
dos go out to Susan Monahan of 
the Commuter Affairs Office for 
organizing a very successful 
First Annual Renter's Fair. Over 
100 students participated and 
gathered information concerning 
rentals available off campus. 
Looks like a winner of an annual 
program that can only get better. 

Speaking of off -campus, 181 
students applied to move off for 
the 1999-2000 academic year. 
For the first time Juniors had the 
opportunity to apply for the Jun- 
ior Option and 78 students took 
us up on die offer. Students ap- 
plying for the Exceptions to the 
Residency Requirement totalled 
another 107 for a grand total of 
181 students asking to be re- 
leased to Hve off-campus. 

The good news is that most, 
if not all, of these folks will be 
released to live off next year. 
NOTE: Do not sign a lease until 
you have your personal letter of 
release in hand. The other news 
is mat we really need to release 

a few more juniors and seniors 
to make room for die incoming 
and continuing classes. 

Uuuummm, 181. That seems 
like a low number of students 
interested in moving off. Last 
year we had 179 students apply 
without having the Junior option. 
At a minimum, there were 1107 
students eligible to apply to be 
released. That means only 16% 
of the students eligible applied 
to move off. What's up with 
mat? I want to hear from you! 
What are you thinking? What 
needs to happen for there to be 
more interest in moving off? 
How can we help answer your 
needs? What are the key issues 
you feel need to be addressed in 
the Farmville area to make liv- 
ing off-campus more desirable? 

On another note, Spring Break 
is coming up. What a great 
American college student 
tradition! But, it's a scary world 
cut mere. Be sale as you travel. 
We hope to see you in one healthy 
piece when you get tack. 

No change in the racquetball 
challenge: Ed 25; Challengers 0. 

Cheap Eats 

The ffitdvln 


Assistant Copy Editor 

I'll admit, I've heard some 
rather disturbing rumors about 
The Hitch-In Post. But when my 
suitemates and I ventured there 
last Wednesday night, I was thor- 
oughly pleased with the food, 
service, and atmosphere. 

We were immediately seated 
and given menus, and our drink 
orders were also taken. As I 
scanned the menu, I was pleased 
to see a variety of appetizers and 
entrees, including my room- 
mate's favorite-onion rings. 

There was also a seafood 
menu and a light menu. I ordered 
a philly steak and cheese sand- 
wich, with lettuce, tomato, and 
mayonnaise. This is also when 
the waitress brought our drinks. 
The drink glasses had to be forty 
ounces and they were filled to the 

Our appetizer arrived about 
ten minutes after we ordered. 
There was a heaping amount of 
onion rings in a basket, which 
were served hot and soft. 

The rest of our meal arrived 
about fifteen minutes later. 
French fries came with my sand- 
wich and they were seasoned dif- 
ferently from any others I have 
ever tasted. They were warm and 
soft and had a tangy-spicy taste. 
4 The sandwich was good, 
though I would have preferred 
less grease (I don't know what I 
expected, I ordered a philly). My 
drink was prompdy refilled even 
though I had only finished half 
of die glass. 

Overall I had a very enjoy- 
able meal. The atmosphere was 
very "down home." The only 
negative thing was that the wait- 
ress was slow to bring the check, 
but it was busy, and as a sum- 
mertime waitress, I could sym- 

So if you are in the need for 
some good food in a relaxed en- 
vironment, try The Hitch-In 


PAGE 12 

GPrje &otunba 

FEBRUARY 25, 1999 


You Oughta Know: Alanis Rocked the Landmark 

Guest Writer 

Two friends and I recently 
made the trip to the newly reno- 
vated Landmark Theatre in Rich- 
mond to see Alanis Morissette 
and special guest Liz Phair. We 
remembered our tickets and sub- 
sequently weren't late, so the 
night started out better than my 
other recent concert experiences. 

Morissette is touring to pro- 
mote her much anticipated 
sophomore album Supposed 
Former Infatuation Junkie, the 
follow up to her 25 million sell- 
ing debut album Jagged Little 

Phair burst back onto the 
music scene with her new album 
Whitechocolatespaceegg and a 
headlining spot on the success- 
ful Lilith Fair tour. 

Phair, who took the music 
scene by storm with her hard hit- 
ting album Exile in Guyville, is 
credited with paving the way for 

Wygal Presents 
Chamber Music 


Asst. Opinion Editor 

The Chamber Music Series 
presented the Niethamer- Walter 
Duo in concert in Wygal audito- 
rium. Clarinetist, David 
Niethamer and * 

pianist, John 
Walter, gave a 
sterling perfor- I 
mance that the 
seemed to thor- 
oughly enjoy. 

thamer's and Mr. Walter's pro- 
gram was a mixture of late 19th 
century and 20th century com- 
posers, such as Camilla Saint 
Saens and David Baker. Mr. 
Niethamer gave a brief introduc- 
tion to the composer before per- 
forming each segment 

Neither Mr. Niethamer nor 
Mr. Walter are new at this. David 

current female rockers like and did an excellent job of mix- and added in some of her lesser 
Morissette. She has a strong and ing both old and new material known but equally as good 

* ._ n 

honest voice 
that compli- 
ments her abil- 
ity as a 
making her one 
of today's pre- 
miere musi- 

She per- 
formed her hit 
song Supernova 
and her current 
single Polyester 
Bride, but it was 
when she sang 
about brash 
sexuality in 
songs like 
Johnny Feel- 
good and Flower that she really 
brought down the house. 

Morissette opened her two- 
hour performance with the rock- 
ing Baba from her new album 

Niethamer teaches clarinet at the 
University of Richmond and was 
appointed to the position of Prin- 
cipal Clarinetist in the Richmond 

John Walter currently teaches 
at the Gov- 
ernor's School 
for Govern- 
ment and In- 
Studies in 
but is a regu- 
lar guest artist with the Rich- 
mond Symphony. Their profes- 
sionalism was apparent in their 

If you like clarinet and piano 
duos, then you would enjoy the 
Niethamer- Walter Duo. The 
music was well-played and en- 
tertaining. I recommend seeing 
them if ever you have the chance. 


her hits You 
Learn, Hand 
In My Pocket, 
and You 
Know, some 
less popular 
ballads like 
Perfect and 
Are You Still 
Mad; and 
some new 
cutting edge 
songs like 
Joining You 
and Can't Not 
before clos- 

throughout the night. ing with her Grammy nominated 

Sophomore Ashley Toney single Uninvited from the Cify of 

said, "Alanis put on a better Angels soundtrack. 

show than I expected because In response to the roars from 

she played everyone's favorites the crowd she came back out for 

Longwood students enjoy an Alanis Morissette concert. Photo by Loren Hatcher. 

two encores and performed 
Ironic, Thank U, and her current 
single Unsent. 

Morissette was an excellent 
entertainer, dancing and whirling 
across the stage and talking to 
the crowd throughout the con- 

The stage and lighting added 
greatly to the atmosphere during 
her set. 

Toney added, "The stage dur- 
ing Alanis' performance was in- 
credible, it wasn't simply your 
typical oriental rugs, but a highly 
intricate painted floor design." 

Morissette and Phair are both 
women who first drew attention 
to themselves by singing frankly 
about relationships, sex, and get- 
ting back at old boyfriends. Each 
then spent several years getting 
in touch with their inner feel- 
ings and returned with CDs that 
showed they had matured as art- 
ists. These are two ladies who 
really know how to rock. 


Continued p. 6 

Dear Dr. Bitter, 
Should I tell my roommate 
that I know his girlfriend is be- 
ing unfaithful? 

"Loose Lips" (the ship 

Dear Loose Lips, 

Unless you are very certain 
she has been unfaithful you may 
do more harm than good by 
opening your mouth. You need 
to take into consideration how 
long your roommate has been 
with her, and exactly what con- 
stitutes "unfaithful" in their re- 
lationship. Your roommate may 
think you are being nosy or 
"bad-mouthing" his girlfriend. 

However, if you feel certain 
your roommate would want to 
know, than be deserves to hear 
the truth. If you have any kind 
of a relationship with his girl- 
friend, try talking to her. Tell 
her in no uncertain terms what 
you know. Let her know that 
you plan to tell your roommate 
but would rather it come from 
her. Give her some time to tell 
him herself. 

If she still doesn't tell him 
(and I don't mean wait until the 
end of the semester) then tell him 

Don't think of yourself as "a 
ship sinker", you didn't create the 
situation. You simply want to 
help out a friend. 

Dear Dr. Bitter, 

I have recently discovered 
that I am in love with my 
boyfriend's roommate. He has 
everything my boyfriend is lack- 
ing. He's funny, sweet, sensitive, 
and just plain wonderful. He has 
even done things for me mat a 
boyfriend should do. He has 
brought me dinner and even 
painted my toe nails I am re- 
ally starting to fall for him. What 
should I do about my boyfriend? 

"In Love W/Two" 

Dear W/Two, 
I think you need to exam- 
ine your idea of love. Infatua- 
tion is a better word to describe 
it. You make your boyfriend 
out to be a loser because his 
roommate is charming. 

Don't overlook the fact that 
he is crossing the boundaries of 
what is appropriate to do for 
another man's girlfriend (paint- 
ing your toe nails?? haven't you 
seen Pulp Fiction?). 

If he was so "wonderful" he 
would have more respect for 
your relationship with his 
roommate! Besides, it is much 
easier for him to took perfect 
when he doesn't have any obli- 
gations to you. 

You aren't giving yow boy- 
friend enough credit, I might 
not be so "funny, sweet and sen- 
sitive" if ray girlfriend was 
throwing herself at ray room- 
mate! You need to think about 
what you're doing. The fart that 
you think you are falling for 
someone else is a good sign you 
don't need to be in a relation- 
ship You should do yow boy- 
friend a favor and leave them 

FEBRURY 25,1999 


PAGE 13 

"Smash or Trash" CD Reviews 

Joydrop: Metasexual **l/2 

Staff Writer 

There's nothing that is en- 
tirely striking about Joydrop's 

Yes, lead singer Tara Slone 
has a beautiful voice, but an- 
gelic-voiced female singers are 
pretty easy to come by these 

The mix of the traditional 
bass-drum-guitar setup with 
electronic elements have made 
some critics compare them to 
Garbage, but Joydrop lacks 
Garbage's attitude and finesse. 
They are a much simpler band 
than that. 

But Joydrop does have the 
ability to create dark-edged rock 
songs that may not be entirely 
memorable but entertaining 

The songs never rise above 
being anything other than they 
seem, which isn't necessarily 
bad, but doesn't make a lasting 

In its quiet moments, 
Joydrop's Metasexual ap- 
proaches beauty. Beautiful about 
obsessive admiration, starts out 
wistful and calm. 

Unfortunately, Joydrop has 
a tendency to want to do every- 
thing they possibly can in a song, 
so on each chorus, they start in 
with vocal distortion and clangy 
guitars. It doesn't ruin the song, 
but prevents it from being all that 
it could have been. Fortunately, 
the dreamy Strawberry Marigold 
proves to be the most even and 
thoughtful track on the album. 

There is the appropriate re- 
straint in allowing the lyrics 

Hole: Celebrity Skin *** 


Courtney Love and company 
are back with their latest 
albumCelebrity Skin. 

There were many changes 
during this album. Patty 
Scheme!, the drummer for eight 
years suddenly left. The pro- 
ducer at first was the Smashing 
'umpkin's singer, Billy Corgan. 
But he later left after having the 
usual conflicts with Love. 

Hole seems to have a com- 
jletely different sound from 
their last album Live Through 
This. The sound has a more 
>oppy cotton candy sound. Love 
las polished the rough edges off 
of her voice. 

The album is a lot softer, but 
still rocks pretty hard. It can be 
jest described as sprung, high- 
impact music. 

In the opener, Celebrity 
Skin,Lo\c declares herself a 

"Walking study in demonology." 
This set the tone of the album. It 
seems that Love is releasing 
some more of her own personal 

demons. It is a track full of en- 
ergy that seems to explode the 
malaise that has surrounded 
Love since Kurt Co bain's death. 
Another example of this is in 
my favorite song, Malibu. This 
is a very catchy, soft song that 
isn't afraid of rocking out In this 
Love declares "Down by the sea 
is where you drown your scars." 

about lovers parting ways to 
speak for themselves. 

-However, what Joydrop 
does best is rock. The blend of 
heavy guitar work, loud drums 
and capable vocals on songs 
suchas Spiders create a slightly 
creepy atmosphere that is just 
enough to be interesting. 

Joydrop's greatest strength as 
a band lies in their ability to craft 
emotional music that still re- 
mains completely enjoyable. 

Still, all in all, Joydrop 
doesn't say much as a band. 
Their music is pleasant and fun 
in the way that it doesn't need to 
be considered. It's just sort of 
there. Metasexual is the sort of 
CD that serves as fantastic back- 
ground music, but really isn't 
good for much else. 

I am not the biggest Hole fan, 
but this is definitely an album 
worth buying. After I bought it, 
I had the songs swimming in my 
head for a week. 




Great CD. A must have; you 
must go buy mis now! 


Good CD. You need to own 
this at some point 


Okay. You should be a mu- 
sic fan to go buy this. 

Waste of a CD. Don't bother 
with it 

\i there o OD you wont lo 
/ee reviewed? 

Bring it by the office or e- 
mail us the title. 

Local Band Spotlight 
Tomato Love Apple 
Aerodynamical *** 


Business/Ad Manager 

Aerodynamical is the first CD 
for Tomato Love Apple, a local 
band. Part of the band comes 
from Longwood while the other 
part is from Lynchburg. I have 
seen this 

group live on 
many oc- 
casions and 
the music is so 
alive and full 
of energy. The 
band had a 
demo tape, 
tion Faction 
and it is still 

in existence, somewhere. The 
music is good. Each song has it's 
own feeling and idea. I can listen 
to the CD all the way through 
and not get bored of it. 

fOMAlOtOyt iPHl 


. The thing about TLA is that 
either you like them or you don't. 
There is no, well they are ok, 

The group has a true love for 
music that you can sense as you 
listen to it They put their all into 
the songs each 
and every time 
they play. I 
that you get 
the CD and if 
you aren't 
interested in 
buying it, at 
least borrow it 
from someone 
else. If you 
would like a copy call x3977 and 
ask for Melissa. You can check 
out the website at 
love apple. 

Snake Forcefield 

/ Hope I Didn 't Disturb 


Snake Forcefield 's album / 
Hope I Didn't Disturb You defi- 
nitely lives up to its name... there 
is nothing dis- 
turbing about 
any of its 14 

As I was 
listening, I 
was lulled into 
a nice state of 
peace by the 
songs. The 
music is soft 
in some places 
and harder in 

Commercials on the Air- 
waves is one of my favorites.The 
vocals on this song are very 
beautiful, I think that is what 
caught me on the song. Life- 
guard, with it's echoing guitar 
riffs seemed to put me right in 
the ocean floating on the warm 
water (wishful thinking in this 
weather). Misfit and Orange 
Counterfeit Sky Watchman were 

two very catchy songs that 
stayed with me most of the day. 
They were two that you could 
easily hum (or sing) along to. 
Vocals play a large part on 
this album. 
There are 
many differ- 
ent vocal 
parts in each 
song. The 
best part is 
that they 
sound so 
great to- 
gether. The 
music behind 
the voice also 
does its part. When you combine 
the two together, you get about 
40 minutes of great musk! 

If you want to get a copy of 
this CD, you can go to a live 
Snake Forcefield show (I see 
Snake Forcefield in Lynchburg 
a lot) or you can go to the Out- 
side Records site at 
CHitsiderecords/index.html . 

PAGE 14 

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— ^fje &ottmba 


FEBRUARY 25,1999 


Lancers Lady Lancers Suffer Men's Basketball 
Win Two Tough Loss Falls in Over Time 

Press Release 

Chief Copy Editor 

Longwood (5-0) toe* a col- 
lege softball victory double- 
header past the College of West 
Virginia (0-2) Saturday, Febru- 
ary 20. The Lady Lancers were 
led in the opener by Senior Ubby 
Gough, Amelia County HS who 
was 2-3 with a double, two runs, 
and three RBI, while Stacey 
Rose, Thomas Jefferson HS (3- 
0) pitched a one-hitter with four 
strikeouts to earn the mound 

Freshman Jodi Wolff- 
Coussoulos, Fauquier HS was 
2-2 with a double and two runs 
to spark the Lancers, while 
Sophomore Wack, Cheat 
Bridge HS (2-0) scattered seven 
hits with three strikeouts for die 
pitching win. 

Longwood will play again 
February 27, Saturday, hosting 
Blooms-burg (PA) in a 1 p.m. 
doubleheader at Lancer Field. 

Longwood hosted CVAC 
opponent Belmont Abbey (NC) 
Saturday in Lancer Hall for the 
final game in the regular season. 
The Lady Lancers struggled 
hard in the first half and could 
not catch up to me Crusaders as 
they took over. The Crusaders, 
CVAC regular-season champi- 
ons, led 48-35 at halfume and 
never looked back for the win. 
The final score was 88-72. 

Longwood was led by jun- 
ior Kali Brown/Powhatan HS 
with 14 points, five assists, and 
five steals, while senior Mary 
Barron/Paul VI HS, sophomore 
Demietre Prince/William 
Campbell HS, and freshman Jill 
Maholts/Lake Braddock HS 
each contributed 12 points. 
Barron also grabbed a game- 
high 1 1 rebounds. 

Senior Mary Barron was 
recognized before the start of the 

game for her contributions to the 
Longwood Women's Basketball 
program for four years. Mary 
has led Longwood this season in 
rebounding with a 9,3 rpg., and 

Longwood the number 
three seed in the CVAC, tourna- 
ment hosted the number six seed 
Lees-McRae on Wednesday, 
February 18, with the final score 
of 74-77. 

The Lancers hung with the 
Cats up until the final buzzer. 
Though the point margin never 
got below ten until the fourth 
quarter, Longwood exhibited an 
excellent effort 

Longwood Athletic Trainer 
Amy Price stated. "Sometimes 
Lees-McRae would be ahead by 
ten points or more. Our girls 
hung tight and narrowed die gap 
to about three or four points." 

The crowd was assisted by 
almost the entire sorority popu- 
lation which added spirit and 

Chief Copy Editor 

Longwood hosted Belmont 
Abbey (NC) on Saturday Febru- 
ary 20th to end the regular sea- 
son in Lancer Hall. 
The Lancers took an 
early lead and kept it 
until the final 2:44. 
The Crusaders rallied 
from a 10-point defi- 
cit to tie the game at 
65-65 through regula- 
tion play, then 
outscored the Lancers 
23-16 in the extra pe- 
riod for the win. Longwood 
started off strong and played 
very aggresively and rough with 
the Crusaders after their coach 
was ejected from the game after 

LC was led by junior Jon 
Hughes/Bloomingdale (FL) HS 
with game-highs of 30 poins and 
12 rebounds, while sophomore 
Jay Louden/Bruton HS added 19 
points and seven boards. 

Before the final 
game started 

Longwood recognized 
senior Chris Williams/ 
Community HS for his 
four years of contribu- 
tions to the Longwood 
Basketball program. 
Chris was out most of 
the season due to a 
broken wrist Chris finished the 
season with 11 rpg. in rebound- 
ing and 24 ppg. 

Longwood has the eighth 
seed going into the tournament 
and played the number one seed 


half time. Without a coach, 

Longwood gained some momen- Queens (NC) on Wednesday, 

turn but not enough to last The winner of this game moves 

throughout the second half. The on to the next contest and the 

final score of Saturday's brutal next level in the tournament, 
contest was 88-81. 

Riley Likely to Lead Team to CVAC Title Averett 

Press Release 

Kathy Riley is in her second 
year as head coach of the 
Longwood College softball pro- 

1 Coach of the Year' honors in one national ranking while gar- 

that sport in 1994. Prior to her tiering first-team 'All-America' 

time at Mount Olive, Riley honors, 
coached basketball and softball Riley later played on the gold 

at Ooldsboro(NC) High School medal-winning team at the 1990 

Riley previously coached at 
fellow Carolinas- Virginia Ath- 
letic Conference (CVAC) mem- 
ber Mount Olive (NC) from 
1993-97, gaining conference 
'Coach of die Year' accolades in 
1997 and 1995. She led Mount 
Olive to a 31-23 record in *97, 
tying for the CVAC regular sca- 
aon tide. The Lancers were 22- 
18 overall a year ago, finishing 
10-8 in the CVAC for third-place 
during both the regular-season 
and the CVAC Tournament, 

Riley was 85-79 during four 
seasons at Mount Olive, gaining 
57 victories during the past two 
campaigns. She also coached 
lwMeyball at the Norm Carolina 
school and garnered conference 

for a year fol- 
lowing eight 
years of work- 
ing with the 
(Texas) Flames 
AAU women's 
team which 
won two Na- 

Oiympic Sports 
Festival. She 
has also played 
on five national 
champion soft- 
ball teams dur- 
ing die summer 
months, gaining 
status seven 

Uonai AAU Championships. times. 

Success is nothing new to In basketball, she was a 

Riley, a native of Dayton, Ohio. Street & Smith magazine pre- 

In addition to her coaching 
accommptishments mentioned 
earlier, Riley has enjoyed quite 
a remarkable individual athletic 
past. She was the 1981 
Brodenck Cup National Softball 
'Player of the Year* at East Caro- 
lina, leading ECU to a number 

season 'All-American' and 
Norm Carolina 'Athlete of the 
Year" in *81. ECU was a top 
twenty team that year, advanc- 
ing to the NCAA 

Tournament. Riley, who 
scored over 1,800 career points 
white at ECU and Middle Ten- 

nessee State, earned tryouts for 
the 1980 United States Olympic 
Women's Basketball Team and 
the 1978 Pan American Games 
team. She was a finalist for the 
Olympic team in *80, and later 
played professionally with the 
Houston Shamrocks of the 
Women's American Basketball 
Association during 1983-84. 

Riley earned her B.S. in 
physical education from East 
Carolina in 1981 after transfer- 
ring from Middle Tennessee in 
1979. She then received her ME 
in physical education: psychol- 
ogy/sociology from Norm Texas 
State in 1982. Riley is currently 
a member of the National 
Fastpitch Coaches Association 
(NFCA). Riley is hoping to lead 
her team to a CVAC tide. This 
team is already headed in the 
right direction with a victory this 
past weekend. They are looking 
forward to their game Saturday. 


Press Release 

Longwood Lancers(4-0) 
took a 4-3 decision past visiting 
Danville's Averett College Sun- 
day at the Lancer Hall Tennis 
Courts, The Lancers got wins 
from junior James Pettinelli/ 
Robinson HS (6-0, 6-0), Pbillipe 
Pilard (6-1, 6-0), and freshman 
Dave Helfrich/Brookville HS 
(6-0) had wins come from 
Pettinelli and sophomore Igor 
Bilaiagic/AIbert Einstein (Ger- 
many) (8-6) and Helfrich and 
classmate Danny Baty/ 
Brookville HS (8-0). 

Longwood will play again 
Saturday, Feb. 20, at CVAC op- 
ponent Erskine (SC) at 9 a.m., 
and men at conference opponent 
Anderson (SC) at 230 p.ra.. 

FEBRUARY 25,1999 



Longwood Golf 

Men's Golf Women's Golf 


8-9 at Barton Invitational 

13-14 atTusculum Invit. 

20-21 at Concord Invit. 

26-28 at Camp Lejeune Invit 


5-6 at UNC-Pembroke Invit. 

11-13 ar CVAC Champions. 


3-5 at NCAA North Regional 

18-21 at NCAA Champions. 


8-9 at Rollins Invitational 
11-12 at N. Hionois Invit 
27-28 at William & Mary 


10-13 at Penn State Invitat 


12-15 at NCAA Champions. 

Co Team! 

Longwood Tennis 

Men's Tennis Women's Tennis 


25 Barton 

5 at Coker (SQ 

6-11 at Hilton Head Island 

19 at Belmont Abbey (NQ 

20 at Mt Olive (NQ 
20 at Pfeiffer (NC) 
23 Virginia State 

27 Lees-McRae 

28 Limestone 

29 at Hampden-Sydney 

7 at Ferrum (VA) 
10 at Queens (NC) 
15-17 CVAC Championship 


25 Barton 

27 Averett 


5 at Coker (SQ 

6-11 at Hilton Head Island 

12 at St. Andrews (NQ 

19 at Belmont Abbey (NQ 

20 at Mt Olive (NQ 
20 at Pfeiffer (NQ 
23 Virginia State 

27 Lees-McRae 

28 Limestone 

7 at Ferrum (VA) 
10 at Queens (NQ 
15-17 CVAC Championship 



3 vs. Gannon at Duke 
5 Lynchburg 

13 at Limestone (SQ 

14 at Pfeiffer (NQ 
18 Shenandoah 

20 atMillersvilfc(PA) 
24 at Bridgewater (VA) 

27 Shippensburg 

28 Bloomsburg 
31 Howard 

I at Randolph-Macon 
7 Villa Julie 

II at Marymount (VA) 
14 at Guilford (NQ 
17 Lancer Tournament 

Longwood Baseball 



27 at Coker (NQ 

28 at Coker (NQ 

3 Saint Pauls 

at Limestone (SQ 
at Limestone (SQ 
at Newberry (SQ 

11 AMerson-Broaddus 

12 at Lynchburg (VA) 

13 Barton 

14 Barton 

17 at Ferrum (VA) 

18 Virginia State 

20 at Mount Olive (NQ 


21 at Mount Olive (NQ 

23 at Virginia State (VA) 

24 Ferrum 

26 at Erskine (SQ 

27 at Erskine (SQ 
30 Lynchburg 

2 Pfeiffer 

3 Pfeiffer 
6 Saint Parous 

10 Anderson 

11 Anderson 
14 at Randolph-Macon (VA 

17 Belmont Abbey 

18 Belmont Abbey 

23-26 CVAC Championship 

Longwood Lancer Softball 


27 Bloomsburg 

28 Bloomsburg 
28 Roanoke 

2 Mary Washington 

4 at Liberty 

6-13 at Rebel Springs Games 

6 vs Mount Olive (NQ 
vs Barry (Fla) 
vs Stonehill (MA) 
vs American InL (MA) 
vs Indianapolis (IN) 
vs Ferris State (MD 


6-13 at Rebel Springs Games 
10 vs Shippensburg (PA) 
10 vs Wayne State (NE) 
12 vs Bloomsburg (PA) 

12 vs St Cloud State(MI) 

13 vs Kutztown (PA) 
13 vs South Dakota 
18 St Andrews 

20 Erskine 

21 at Belmont Abbey (NQ 

22 at Queens (NQ 
24 at Coker (SQ 

26-27 at Sports Plus Invitat 


29 Pfeiffer 

31 Mount Olive 


6 Barton 

9 Limestone 

10 at Lees-McRae (NQ 

11 at Anderson (SQ 
16-17 CVAC Championship 

Save This Page of 
The Rotunda so you can 
support the Lancers at 
Home games! 

The Longwood rugby team defeated the University of Richmond this 

past Saturday. The final score was 57-14. The men will compete again 

on Saturday, February 27. They play against Blackwater at 1:00. 

Lancers Fall to St. 
Andrews, Record 3-3 

Press Release 

Longwood (3-3, 0-3 CVAQ 
lost a 6-5 CVAC baseball deci- 
sion at St, Andrews (NC) Sun- 
day, February 21. The Lancers 
rallied to tie the game in the top 
of the ninth inning only to have 
the host Knights comeback and 
capture the victory on their home 
ground. Senior Mike Lewis, 
Halifax County HS (1-1) took 
the pitching loss in relief. 

The men of the baseball team 
also lost their Saturday game in 
North Carolina- LC was led on 
the day by sophomore Ryan 

Costa, Buffalo Gap HS who hit 
a two-run tome run in the eighth 
inning to tie the nightcap, and 
senior Shawn Torian, Halifax 
County HS who added a solo 
homer in the fourth inning of the 
second game. Senior Robey 
Caldwell, Cave Spring HS (2- 1) 
took the pitching loss in the 
opener, while classmate Brad 
Simpson, Clover Hill HS (0-1) 
had the loss in the nightcap. 

Longwood will play again 
February 27-28 in another three- 
game CVAC series at Coker 

In 1920 The Rotunda was 

created to report the 

truth to its readers. 

Nearly eighty years 

later, the current 

staff is still 

committed to this goal. 



Student Government Assoc. 
Annual Scholarship Awarded 

On Financial Need And 
Excellent Leadership Skills 

March 1st, 1999 


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SGA Office By: 

♦ All Students Eligible. 

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Residence Halls and the 
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Volume 78, Number 11 

Counting Down to Spring Break Since 1920 

March 3, 1999 

Longwood Holds a Birthday 
Tribute to Dr. Seuss 

Staff Writer 

Tuesday, March 2, 1999 
wonderful deed was done for 
the Longwood College Big 
and Little Sibling Program. 
The G.I.V.E. office, Ellen 
Masters, and Alpha~Gamma 
Delta gathered together in or- 
der to pay tribute to Dr. Seuss, 
as well as to do something 
special for Farmville. Jocelyn 
Weidner, Alpha Gamma Delta 
Philanthropy Coordinator, 
thought it would be a great to 
cook spaghetti for the sibling pro- 
gram in honor of the children and 
Dr. Seuss' birthday. 

"Alpha Gamma Delta has 
done this in the past and I want to 
continue the tradition. It is a fun 

it is something new and different 
for the sibling program," com- 
mented Weidner. 

Not only was a delicious din- 

Photo by Cindy Nichols. 

ner served, but a celebration in 
honor of the author known as Dr. 
Seuss was held. Dr. Seuss books 
were read with a smile to the kids. 
First through sixth graders 
were shining when they got to eat 

way to spend time with kids and a scrumptious meal and had en- 

tertaining books read to them. 
Books such as Horton Hatches 
the Egg, On Beyond Zebra, and 
If I ran the Zoo were read, but the 
I famous Green Eggs and Ham 
seemed to be the most popu- 
lar choice among the kids. 

The dinner was a perfect 
way to volunteer time to the 
community and the reading 
was educational. AGD mem- 
bers and about 50 students 
from Longwood and Prince 
Edward County, had a joyous 
time talking, eating, and hang- 
ing out. 

If you are interested in volun- 
teering for any service, you can 
contact Ellen Masters in the 
G.I.V.E office at x2397. Masters 
always has a list of helpful things 
to do on Longwood *s campus and 
in Farmville. 

The Changing Face of Longwood 's Web Page 

Features Editor 

As everything must grow and 
change or risk extinction, so must 
Longwood 's web page. The col- 
lege has recently hired Jennifer 
Bowman, the webmaster for 
Ferrom College, as a web special- 

Her responsibilities will be to 
design and maintain the page as 
well as keep it current She is a 
graduate of Mary Washington 
College and has a "strong back- 
ground in both the technical and 
creative facets of web design and 
maintenance," said Dennis 
Sercombe, Director of Public Re- 

Dennis Sercombe went into 
the purposes and functions of the 
web page, and its recent overhaul. 
The purpose or function of the 

web page has been under evalua- 
tion. We embarked in an intensive 
study conducted by the Arts and 
Science Group." 

Mr. Sercombe said mat one of 
their recommendations was to pri- 
oritize our web site and to recog- 
nize that it is one of our most im- 
portant tools in terms of recruit- 

The web page "may well be 
the primary channel of commu- 
nication for prospective students. 
As this (the page) evolves, we 
may find that it is one of the most 
important tools in regards to re- 
cruitment," said Dennis Ser- 

The web page was recently 
overhauled to make it more user- 
friendly and easier to navigate. In 
terms of hits, the growth of the 
page is expediential. 

Mr. Sercombe talked about 
the different requests from the 

For example, the library re- 
quested more direct access to their 
page via the main page. As a re- 
sult the new page is more logical 
and easier to navigate due to the 
revised menu bar. Soon, the en- 
tire college catalog will be on- 
line, making it easier to keep track 
of changes and updates. In the 
near future, prospective students 
will be able to apply to the col- 
lege via the web page. 

One of the most important 
changes in the web page is its ap- 
pearance. The logos and seals are 
the same. The colors are the same. 
This helps the page to better rep- 
resent the college and allows Ok 
school to put its best foot forward. 

Headlines of the Week 


Staff Writer 

1. Allied Forces Bomb Iraqi Radar Sites 

2. King Gets Death Penalty in Dragging Death 

3. Hate Groups Increasing in U.S. 

4. Lewinsky Apologizes to Nation for Ordeal 

5. larty Retirement Bill for Teachers Passed 

6. Clinton Accuser "Jane Doe #5" Tells Story 

7. Film Critic Gene Siskel Dead at 53 

8. NBA Picks Nine for 2000 Ofeympics 

9. It Was Ladies Night at tine Grammy Awards 

10. Snow Predictions Fizzle to Flurries 

" I was really disappointed with die 
Grammy Awards because &ey really 
overplayed the 'women ' thing." 
Kim Malikian 

March 1999 Housing Calendar 

5th Confirmation of moving off campus, moving on, and accept- 
ing singie room offer to housing office 

- 12th Housing Office processes confirmation to move off- 
campus and determines number of Juniors to offer exceptions 
to the residency requirement; Juniors selected; Letters prepared 

15th Letters in box for Juniors selected to move off-campus; 
Deposit Bills Due to Cashiering 

19th Juniors selected to move off-campus must confirm 
decision to move off; Housing Office orders Room Selection Cards 

22nd Room Selection Cards processed in Housing Office removing 
all students approved and confirmed to move off-campus; Failure 
to confirm moving off or staying on will result in student's card 
removed from selection card pool; Student will be required to move 

24th Housing Office mails room selection cards to all returning 
students who will live on-campus Fall 99 


tEJie &ottmba 

MARCH 3, 1999 



Spring Break is finally 
here! We hope that every 
one enjoys it! No classes, 
no homework, and no Farmville! 
What more could you ask for? 

We here in the office are glad 
to have a break from the constant 
deadlines. Every week since 
January, there has been a dead- 
line. We would like to thank the 
dedicated staff foi everything that 
they have done. 

In this issue, we went back to 
eight pages because of lack of ar- 
ticles and late or not turned in ar- 

We almost didn't get the pre- 
vious paper out on time. On 
Wednesday night (deadline night) 
everything that could have possi- 
bly broken did break. The print- 
ers decided not to print, the scan- 
ner would scan, but the printer 
wouldn't print the pictures, and 

the computer stopped recognizing 
certain fonts. All in one evening. 
But enough about last week, 
here are the issues of this week. 
Of course in no special order. 
These are just a few things that 
came to mind this past week. En- 

Not long ago, some heathen 
took it upon himself (or herself) 
to deface our "Hate Free Zone" 
sign. We are very offended at this 
act of ignorance. It is a very im- 
mature and uncalled for act of stu- 

We think we forget, please re- 
mind us. ..How old are we? We 
thought that stuff was left behind 
when we graduated from high 
school. We would like to quote 
one of our fellow staff members 
by saying, "Act your age, not your 

Procrastination is another is- 

sue. It's one thing to wait on 
something because other work 
has kept you too busy to get some- 
thing done. It is entirely different 
to wait because you just HAD to 
go to that party last night. This 
irritates us to no end. Ifs not our 
fault that your slack ass waited 
until 3 a.m. to do your work, 
therefore, don't complain to us 
because you are tired. Some of us 
know how to manage our time. 

As Black History month 
comes to an end and Women's 
History month begins we can not 
help but feel that these celebra- 
tions are unethical. Do these mi- 
nority groups only deserve one 
month? After totally analyzing 
this situation we strongly feel that 
assigning a month to these events 
and celebrations is in itself a form 

W$z Jtotunba 

Box 2901 

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Chief Cop? Editor 
Asst Copy Editor 
News Editor 
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Phone: 804-395-2120 

Fax: 804-395-2237 

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The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood College, is published weekly during the _ 
demic year (except holidays and exam periods) and is printed in the offices of die Farmville Herald 
Farmville, VA. 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must be received by five o'clock p m 
the Sunday prior to the Thursday publication. All letters to the editor must be typed, and include 
name and telephone number. Any person wishing to have his/Ber name not appear on the 
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The Rotunda is. an equal opportunity employer. 

The United States has always 
prided itself on the "melting pot" 
philosophy. The words of Jane 
Elliot echo in my mind the poi- 
gnant view that we should see 
ourselves as a "salad bowl," 
where each person retains its own 
quality, yet everyone is unified. 
Wouldn't it make more sense to 
celebrate the accomplishments of 
minority groups all year, not just 
once a year for a month? 

As far as this is concerned, 
even the meanings behind holi- 
days have become commercial- 
ized and overrated. Christians 
should celebrate the birth, life, 
and death of Jesus Christ all year 
round and lovers should not wait 
until Valentine's Day to express 
their feelings for one another. We 
need to accept the changes in time 
and give all individuals the re- 
spect and recognition that they de- 


Speaking of holidays, we re- 
ally think that there should be 
more vacation days in the spring 
semester. We seem to get robbed. 
In Fall we have Fall Break, 
Thanksgiving Break, and Winter 
Break. This is very nice. But in 
the Spring all we have is that one 
special week and a massive hope 
for a snow day or two (which 
seems to be out of the question 
these days). 

We suppose mat is all for now, 
we hope everyone has a great, 
fun-filled, and of course safe 
Spring Break. If you have any 
cool stories to tell us, bring them 
in when we come back! As usual, 
thanks for all of the feedback, 
KEEP READING, and have a 
great break! 

Melissa Gill and Kristen Ingram 

Your Letters 

To be Greek or Not to be Greek? 

I recently picked up The Ro- 
tunda in which Megan Black 
wrote an article called "The Real 
Greek Conformity." 

I understand that you may 
have been upset because of the 
anonymous letter that was sent, 
but don't you think your article 
was just as harsh on that person 
as the letter he/she wrote? 

It seemed like you let an aw- 
ful lot of personal opinion play 
into effect instead of being objec- 
tive. People have opinions, and 
sometimes there is nothing any of 
us can do or say unless something 
happens to make these people 

change there minds. 

I am not personally in a so- 
rority, but I don ' t carry those same 
beliefs as the person who wrote 
that anonymous letter. 

Sororities are not bad. They 
just aren't for everyone. All I'm 
trying to say is that your article 
made you sound just as rash as 
the letter you received. 

Objectively, I fed you didn't 
add to the positive sides of sorori- 
ties, but rather stooped down to 
the letter's level and bashed 
someone else's opinion. 
Laura Neaves 

...that is the question 

In response to the above Let- what the Greek community stands 

ter to the Editor, I would tike to 
know if Ms. Neaves noticed that 
Megan Black's letter concerning 
Greeks was placed on the EDI- 
TORIAL page. 

Editorial, at least in the jour 

for, very weU. 

If the original letter had been 
published, it would be as obvious 
to everyone else as it is to The Ro- 
tunda staff that Megan's response 
was nowhere near as opinionated, 

nahsrn business, denotes people's ignorant, or harsh as the anony- 
opinions. Opinion is what makes mous letter, 
it an editorial. 

I am proud to admit that I am Wendy Kirkpatrick 
Greek, but I too realize mat Greek Junior 
life is not for everyone. I was 
somewhat offended, but defi- 
nitely amused by the uninformed 
views sotted in the unsigned let- 
ter. I fell that Megan did a good 
job of refuting the points that the 
original letter made aad defended 

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1999: The Rental Fair was spon- 
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Were You Raised in a Barn? 

Sutff Writer 

After a Fall semester of fast 
food, I decided that I would 
choose a less ex-pensive alterna- 
tive, The Rotunda Market. Since 
my conversion, I have come to 
realize that a great many members 
of my student body are rude. 
While in the Rotunda Mar- 
ket, I witnessed cursing, 
people reaching across other 
people (No "Excuse me"), 
standing too close to others, 
cutting in line, screaming, and 
leaving disgusting messes for 
the Dining Hall Staff to clean. 
Each of the scenarios, in 
varying degrees, are rude. 
Webster's New World Dictio- 
nary defines rude as "Unrefined; 

As Longwood College Stu- 
dents, our goal should be to be- 
come capable, respectful, and 
well-rounded adults. As students 
of Longwood, we are a direct re- 
flection of die college as a whole. 
Personally, I would not want 
administration, faculty, staff, or 

parents to regard students as im- 
mature and rude. 

Longwood is a college noted 
for graduating wonderful teach- 
ers and having Education majors 
working with children on cam- 
pus. As adults, we need to pro- 
vide the children with positive 

role models. 

When in the dining hall, 
please act like an adult There is 
only one chance to create a first 
impression. You never know who 
may be watching you-it could be 

Have you ever heard the ex- 
pression, "You can catch more 
bees with honey than with vin- 


Being courteous to others 
goes a great deal further than 
rudeness does. I urge you to have 
respect for yourself, for your fel- 
low students (many of them clean 
your messes), and for the other 
dining hall staff. 

Would you want to remove 
gelatin cubes from the floor 
after you have worked hard all 
day? I didn't dunk so. 

J The Dining Hall should be 

serving responsible individu- 
als. If you are going to act like 
an animal, go to the SPCA. 
I expect as much responsi- 
bility for actions in the dining 
hall to be taken as I do when 
students discuss actions en- 
gaged in while drinking alcohol. 
What was that? You left your 
mom at home? Precisely, make 
her proud by demonstrating quali- 
ties of a responsible adult through 
courteous actions. 

Please remember, "Cleanli- 
ness is next to Godliness" and 
rude is next to ruffian. 

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-To WLCX... for paving the way to becoming a Class A station. 

-To Ellen Moss.. .for keeping Campus Recreation not only going, 
but growing, with even less to work with. 

-To The Rotunda fee having the paper out on time every 
deadline, no matter what happened to break along the way. 

-To RTA Paul Roach and the extraordinary HELP Desk 
Employee Bill... who have become regulars in The Rotunda 
office. Without their computer genius, we would have no 
working printers. 


-To the Pi Kappa Phi Intramural B -league basketball team 
"Bacchus".. .for taking the sportsmanship and fun out of 

-To the people who decided to paint Stevens while the students 
get to suffer the consequences of inhaling paint fumes during 
their classes. 

-To our favorite (still going) drop... the construction crew at the 
new dining hall for their rude comments and slow work. 

-The elevators in the high rises,. .they can't seem to weak for 
more than a week if they work at all. 

-To the extremely rude person who defaced The Rotunda's Hate-* 
Free Zone sign (on our second office door). This was stupid, 
immature, and completely ignorant How old are we supposed to 

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Longwood concluded the 
1998-99 campaign with a sev- 
enth-place effort at the NCAA 
Division II Southeast Regional 
Tournament hosted by Ashland 
(Ohio) University February 27. 
Coach Brent Newell's squad to- 
talled 14 points in the event won 
by the host Eagles (168.5), fol- 
lowed by West Liberty State 
(W.VA.) (136), Carson-Newman 
(Tenn.) (132.5), Indianapolis 
(Ind.) (V6.5), North Carolina- 
Pembroke (50.5), and Gardner- 
Webb (N.C.) (28). The Lancers 
finished the season with a dual- 
match record of 7-8, the most 
wins by the program since 1993- 

At Ashland, the Lancers 
was led by the third-place effort 
of freshman Dave Kaplan, 
Woodbridge HS, at 1 57 with a 3- 
1 record during the competition. 
Kaplan lost his first match to a 
wrestler from Pembroke by a 10- 
4 decision before taking thxee-in- 
a-row for third-place. He defeated 

his opponents from Gardner 
Webb (pin, 1:22), West Liberty 
(15-5), and a re-match with his 
Pembroke foe (5-4) in the conso- 
lation. Unfortunately, Kaplan's 
effort was not enough to earn a 
berth into the National Champi- 

Others wrestling at the 
regionals included sophomores 
Jon Tanaka, Tabb HS (125, 0-2) 
and Josh Rudolph, Sherando HS 
(133,0-2), freshmen Darryl Gra- 
ham, Gloucester HS (141, 0-2) 
and Jeff K«£r, StC^S^ Jack- 
son HS (149, 0-2), junior Beau 
Dickerson, Gloucester HS (165, 
0-2), freshman David Anthes, 
Spotsylvania HS (174, 0-2), 
sophomore Blake Shumate, 
Martinsville HS (184, 0-2), and 
junior Kris Lucas, Valley Central 
HS (heavyweight, 0-2). 

To round out the season, 
Graham was the leader with a 19- 
1 1 record, followed by Dickerson 
(18-14). After them were Kepler 
(17-11), Lucas (15-17), Kaplan 
( 1 2-6), Anmes ( 1 1 - 1 2), and fresh- 
man Jaymes Shackelford, 
KeropsvilleHS (10-11). 

Spring Sports Bring 
New Players 

Sports Editor 

Longwood College softball 
standout Jamie Englehart and bas- 
ketball standout Jon Hughes have 
been selected as the Longwood/ 
Domino's 'Players of the Week' 
for the period February 17-23. 
This is the diird time this season 
flutf Hughes has been recognized 
as a 'Player of the Week'. 

Englehart, a freshman 
catcher, posted a 4-6 effort it the 
plate during a doubleheader 
sweep of the College of West 
Virginia, She was 3-3 with a home 
run, double, four runs, and four 
RBI's during a 15-0 triumph in 
the opener against CWV. 

Englehart was 1-3 with a run 
scored and a run-producing sac- 
rifice fly. Seeing her first action, 
last weekend, Englehart is hitting 

Hughes, a 6-7, 250-pound 
junior center, posted 30 points and 
12 rebounds for a double-double 
during an 88-81 overtime loss to 
Belmont Abbey. Hughes was 12- 
1 8 from the field, including 3-3 
on three-point field goals. 
Through 26 games, Hughes is 
averaging a team-best 15.6 ppg. 
and 6.8 rpg., shooting 51% from 
the Field and 79% at die line. He 
leads the team with six 20-plus 
point games this season, two 30- 
p!us point games, and three 

MARCH 3,1999 







Calendar Editor 

1. If "con** is the opposite of "pro," what is the opposite of 

2. Why does lemon juice contain mostly artificial ingredients 
but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons? 

3. Why buy a product that takes 2000 flushes to get rid of? 

4. Why do we wait until a pig is dead to "cure" it? 

5. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use 

6. Why do we put suite in a garment bag and put garments in a 

7. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? 

8. Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4*s?" 

9. What do little birdies see when they get knocked 

1 0. Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? 

Columnist's Note: If you have any "Deep Thoughts" of 
---^ «wn. please e-mail them to 

Longwood Theatre Per- 
forms Measure for Measure 

Staff Writer 

The Longwood Theatre put 
on a spectacular production of 
William Shakespeare's Measure 
for Measure, directed by Bruce 
Speas, last week. 

Dylan E. Noebels and 
Rebecca Smouse shined in their 
lead roles as Vincentio, the Duke 
of Vienna, and 
Isabella, respec- 
tively. Their per- 
formances were 
supported by an 
excellent cast, 
and opening 
night was a suc- 

The story 
is set in Vienna, 
a city corrupted by prostitution 
and unscrupulous residents are 
left in the ruthless hands of 
Angelo, the Duke's Deputy, 
played by Mike Lassen. 

The Duke has unbeknownst 
to everyone, gone undercover as 
a friar to observe Angelo's rule 
over the city. Angelo's enforce- 
ment of laws that are questionable 
in nature, provide the bulk of the 

Having never seen or read 
the play I was pleased win the 

easy to follow storyline and the 
performances of the cast I was 
also pleasantly surprised at the 
happy ending that I don't usually 
encounter in Shakespeare plays. 
This was my first experi- 
ence attending a Longwood The- 
atre Production, and I look for- 
ward to their next one. 

There were a few minor 
problems with 
this otherwise 
great play. At 
some points the 
actors were 
speaking so 
quickly that their 
words ran to- 
gether, making it 
diffcult to under- 
stand them. 
Also, some of the costumes 
and accessories were obviously 
out-of-date with dw time period 
of the play. 

Other than that, the Thurs- 
day night performance was won- 
derful, and the audience seemed 
to thoroughly enjoy themselves. 
Measure for Measure ran 
Thursday through Saturday at 
8p.m., with a matinee on Sunday 
at 2p.m„ in Jarman Auditorium, 
If you didn't see it, you 

Mitch Fatel Performs at 
Comedy Night 

Features Editor 

I entered Lankford Ball- 
room thinking I was late. Tm go- 
ing to be the straggler that gets 
cordially invited to join the show 
by the come- 
dian, himself." 
To my relief, 
the lights were 
still up and 
Mitch Fatel 
had not yet 
taken the 

As he 
took the stage 
and began his 
routine, to my 
surprise the 
lights were not 
lowered. The 
with the lights on created a very 
informal atmosphere, which I 
think made the audience a little 
uneasy and the comedian work a 
little harder. 

Mitch Fatel came on 
dressed in ripped jeans and a 
sweatshirt His short stature and 
limited stage presence didn't ex- 
actly demand my attention. By the 
end of the show, he had earned it 
His routine focused on one 
thing: sex- the true focus of every 
man's life, whether admitted or 


He also included members 
of the audience in his perfor- 
mance including harassing a 
woman sitting in the front row 
nearly to death over her cough 
and solicit- 
ing sex from 
a woman sit- 
ting off to 
the right He 
rubbed one 
guy the 
wrong way 
and received 
the infa- 
mous bird. 

In his 
whole show 
he was 
funny, a nice 
break from 
the norm and not a bad way to 
spend an hour. At moments, I 
felt like I was laughing because I 
felt sorry lGf rum. 

More so, Mitch Fatel's 
brutal honesty on issues that 
many fear to mention was hys- 
terical. At times it seemed like 
he was struggling, but he recov- 
ered well. The Longwood au- 
dience generally isn't an easy 
audience to please, but I walked 
away entertained. 

Cheap Eate 


I must say that Shoney's 
has a most excellent breakfast bar. 
I went there one morning on the 
way to the beach with 2 friends. 
We were greeted, seated, and had 
our drinks in less than 5 minutes. 

We all ordered breakfast 
buffet AH you can eat baby ! I had 
scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, 
and pineapples. 

The scrambled eggs were a 
little rubbery (nothing a little salt 
couldn't fix). The rest of the food 
was hot and fresh. Our drinks 
were promptly refilled every time. 

Th€ Sffvk? '-as average. 
We, got our refills, but that is about 
all. Our server never took away 
our plates or asked us if we 
needed anything. It took a while 
to get the check, but finally we 
were on the way. 

If you love breakfast, 
Shoney's is definitely the place to 
go for real food! 

mash or Trash" CD Reviews 
Sven Vath: Fusion *** 


out on great entertainment. 

Electroruca was built up to 
be the "next big thing" in musk, 
but it never happened. And it 
probably never will happen. 

As many people have 
pointed out, on its own, 
ekctronica is too faceless and 
detached to sell to the main- 
stream. While it may be easy 
to dance to, there's no life in it 
It's too unemotional to remain 
for long. 

But fortunately, there are 
musicians like Sven V&h to 
prove that theory wrong. Sven 
Vith is on the cutting edge of 
music and sound, and takes 
electronka to higher levels. 

With Fusion, he brings a 
passion and energy to electronica 
is too often missing. 

From the joyful tide track 
to the laid-back Bine 

VaA explores new territories in 
sound, taking the Iktener along 
for me ride. 

Combining ttmiK^-iaducing 
beats with real-world instruments 

and computer-generated noses, 
Fusion is full of songs mat will 
fill a room even when being 
played through the smallest 

It is as if Sven Vim's mu- 
sk is coming from aH around and 
this magically draws tile listener 

hi* realm of. 

The ethereal Sensual En- 
joyments Uvea up to its name. It 
is not a piece of musk that is 
merely heard but Ml on a deep 
level. Tripfpy Moonshine mam to 
begeneratingevenwhenyom ba- 
ton to k with headphones, and 
plays like a soundtrack for to- 

The appropriately titled 
Sounds Control Your Mind 
proves that they can, at teas* 
when Sven Vith is making mem. 
Fusion k unique and dar- 
ing* and ultimately simply in- 
credible. If s completely infec- 
tious and wont bodge from any 
CD player it enters for a very long 

If all ekcfronica sounded 
like this, then it would definitely 
become a force to contend whit 
Sven Vlts reminds us that 
electronica can have a spoil and 
vitality mat it too often lacks. 


MARCH 3,1999 



Lancer Equestrians Place at 
Numerous Competitions 

Guest Writer 

The Longwood College 
Equestrian Team has been travel- 
ling throughout Virginia and parts 
of Maryland competing with 
other schools in Zone IV, Region 
1. Saturday, February 6, the 
riding team was at the hosting 
college of Mary Washington. 
Saturday, February 20, they rode 
at the University of Virginia. 

The Mary Washington show 
brought back a number of vic- 
tories to Longwood including 
Mandy Benedict's 1 st place ride 
in beginner walk-trot. This win- 
ning ride will send Benedict to 
Regionals next month along with 
teammates Katherine Gearing and 
Rachael Franks, who pointed out 
of their divisions earlier in the 

Other strong rides at Mary 
Washington included: Kim Tydell 
(5th), and Erica Seaberg (5th)- 

beginner walk-trot, Kay lee Evans 
(3rd)-beginning walk-trot-canter, 
Nancy Dixon (5th) and Rachael 
Franks (4th)-novice on the flat, 
Rachael Franks (6th)-novice over 
fences, Katherine Gearing(lst)- 

open on the flat, and 6th in the 
open over fences category. 

At the University of Virginia 
show, each school was allowed to 
select one rider in each division 
to represent their school. From 
Longwood there was: Katherine 
Gearing-open over fences and on 

the flat; Matt Escobar-intermedi- 
ate over fences; Rachael Franks- 
novice over fences and on me flat; 
Lauren Wade-advanced walk- 
trot-canter; Kim Tydell-beginner 

Making Longwood proud, 
was the ride of Katherine Gear- 
ing. Gearing received a 4th 
place on the flat and over fences, 
making her the fourth ranked 
rider in the open division in 
Zone IV, Region 1. 

With only one show remain- 
ing and Regionals to go, the 
Longwood Equestrian Team has 
had a monumental year, due to 
the training of Coach Eleanor 
Leonard. Erica Seaberg sums up 
her feelings about the team by 
stating, "Working with Eleanor 
has been one of the best things for 
my riding.. .now I can show.. .and 
the college shows have some of 
the best experiences for me at 

Longwood Finishes 
Season with Heart 

Copy Editor 

Longwood traveled to North 
Carolina on February 24th to go 
head to head in the CVAC 
quarterfinals against Queens Col- 
lege. Longwood came out strong 
in the first half and went into the 
locker room at halftime up by 
two, 37-35. 

However, the second half was 
quite a turn around. Queens came 
back in the second half fired up. 
Longwood put up a strong fight 
but it was hard for the Lancers to 
keep their head up when the fans 
of Queens College were chasing 
LC up and down the court. 
Longwood kept their focus but 
just had too many things against 
them to keep them from coming 
out on top. 

The fans of Queens were very 
rude and distracting to the Lanc- 
ers, and the officiating seemed to 
be a problem as well. With 12:24 

left in the second half Longwood 
had two starters on the bench with 
four fouls, and LC's center Jon 
Hughes was ejected from the 
game for disagreeing with an 
official's call. This game caused 
seven technical fouls to be called 
including, a tech on Coach Ron 
Can and Andy Jones. Queens had 
a total of three technical fouls 
called, but the officials seemed to 
be on their side. 

With the lack of good sports- 
manship and bad officiating 
Longwood walked out of the 
locker room as the real winner of 
the game with a lot of heart and 
pride to finish their season. 

Longwood was led by sopho- 
more Ben Green/Frank W Cox 
HS with a career-high 17 points 
including five three-point field 
goals, while junior Jon Hughes/ 
Bloomingdale (FL) added 15 
points and nine rebounds. 
Longwood completed the season 
8-19 overall 

Women's Tennis Defeats Averett 

Sports Editor 

Longwood (6-0) defeated 
Averett 8-1 in non-conference 
women's tennis action Saturday 
at the Lancer Tennis Courts. 

The Lancers got singles wins 
from junior Bonnie Maholchic at 
#1 (6-3, 6-3), sophomore Whitney 
Shaw at #2 (6-1, 6-1), freshman 
Laura Veazey at #3 (6-1, 6-4), 
sophomores Jen Morton at #4 (6- 
4, 6-2) and Tricia Ramsey at #5 

(6-1, 6-4), and junior Carrie v^p*^ 
Armstrong at #6 (6-2, 6-3). 

Longwood will next compete 
March 5 at Coker (S.C.) in a 
CVAC match in South Carolina. 

Longwood Baseball 
Drops 7-3 CVAC De- 
cision At Coker 

Women's Basketball 
Finishes Out Season 
with Strong Stats 

Sports Editor 

Longwood (4-5, 1-5 CVAC) 
lost a 7-3 collegiate baseball de- 
cision at CVAC opponent Coker 
(S.C.) (9-3, 4-2 CVAC) Sunday 
in South Carolina. 

The Lancers were led by 
sophomore Travis Pfitzner/ 
Garfield HS who was 4-5 at the 
plate, while sophomore David 
Robinson/Midlothian HS added a 
solo home run for LC in the ninth 
inning. Classmate Mike Sullivan/ 
Garfield HS took the pitching toss 
for the Lancers while hurling the 
first six inninp. 

Longwood split a collegiate 
baseball douWefaeader at CVAC 
opponent Coker (S.C.) Saturday 

in South Carolina, winning the 
nightcap 5- 1 following a 5-0 no- 
hit loss in the opener. 

The Lancers were led in die 
second-game by freshman Adrian 
Watkins/Garfield HS who was 3- 
4 with two RBL while senior Greg 
Edmonds/Midlothian HS (1-0) 
tossed a two-hit shutout for the 
pitching win. 

Classmate Mike Lewis/ 
Halifax County HS ( 1 -2) took die 
mound loss in the first game, al- 
lowing six hits. 

Longwood will next play 
Wednesday, March 3, hosting 
non-conference opponent Saint 
Paul's for a 1 p.m. doubleheader 
at Lancer Stadium in Farmville. 




Younce- 16.0 

Brown -14.6 

Barton- 11.8 

Price- 10.9. 


Barron 1 9.5 rpg., Price- 8.7 


Brown- 4.2 


Barron- 2.4 

Price had a team-best 26 


Younce garner 2nd-Team All- 
CVAC Honors 

Brown, a 5-8 guard-forward, 
shot 45.2% from the field and led 

LC in scoring 10 times and in re- 
bounding six times this season. 
She had a team-best 21 games in 
double-figure scoring, including 
four games of 20 or more points 
with a personal career-high of 26 
points, at Mount Olive. 

Younce, a 5-10 forward, led 
LC with a team-best 75 three- 
point field goals, adding 5.5 rpg., 
88 assists (3.4), and 55 steals 
(2.1). The third-year player led 
the Lancers in scoring 10 times 
this season, and had 20 games in 
double-figure scoring, including 
a team-best eight games of 20 or 
more points with a team season 
and personal career-high of 32 
points, against Queens. 

Upsets #5 
burg in DH. 

Sports Editor 

Longwood (7-1) upset fifth- 
ranked Bloomsburg (Pa.) (2-1) 3- 
2 in the second-game of a double- 
header Saturday at Lancer Field, 
dropping the first-game 7-1 and 
defeating Roanoke (0-2) 3-2 as 
well. The Lancers got a two-out, 
three-run double from freshman 
Ellen Hutt/Stonewall Jackson HS 
in die sixth inning for the upset 
past the #5 team in NCAA Divi- 
sion II — a squad that finished 
39-9 a year ago. Sophomore 
Denise Wack/Great Bridge HS (3- 
0) got the mound win, scattering 
six hits with three strikeouts. 
Against Roanoke, LC again ral- 
lied late as freshman Jaime 
Donivan/Prince George HS hit a 
two-out, game-winning, two-run 
double in the last inning for the 
triumph. Graduate student Stacey 
Rose/Thomas Jefferson HS (4-1) 
earned the pitching win, allowing 
seven hits wim two strikeouts. 

Longwood will next play 
Tuesday, March 2, hosting Mary 
Washington in a non-conference 
doubleheader at Lancer Field. 





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Wishes The Student Body A Safe and 
Relaxing Spring Break! See You In A 

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Volume 78, Number,? W 

Wishing We Could See Jane Goodall Since 1920 

25, 1999 

Longwood Students Share Alternative Break with Eastern Shore 

Staff Writer 

Spring Break, for many 
Longwood students, was a time 
of relaxation in vacation spots like 
the Bahamas or Cancun, Mexico. 
However, for Ellen Masters (Co- 
ordinator of Volunteer, Service 
Learning, G.I.V.E.), Laura Stott 
(Assistant Director of Student 
Union and Activities), and a four- 
girl student team, Alternative 
Spring Break consisted of volun- 
teer community service projects. 
The four-girl student team con- 
sisted of Melanie Barker, 
Antoinette Bradshaw, Jaime 
Greenwood, and Theresa Gre- 
gory. This enthusiastic group 
completed these projects during 
the week of March 7 through 
March 1 3. Ellen Masters praised 

this team by saying, "I could not 
have asked for a better group of 
students to go." 
These Alter- 
native Spring 
Breakers trav- 
eled to 
County, Vir- 
ginia to contrib- 
ute to the better- 
ment efforts of 
communi ty 
members and 
Virginia Eastern 
Shore Eco- 
nomic Empow- 
erment and 
Housing Corpo- 

(VESEEHC). This group of vol- 
unteers was the first to work 

within this area since 1992. Work- 
ing within the third poorest 

Photo Provided by: Ellen Masters 

county in Virginia, Ellen Masters 
reflected on its current state by 

saying, "We just touched the sur- 
face of what needs to be done and 
can be done there." The team was 
deeply commit- 
ted to making a 
difference in the 
From their daily 
quotations to 
their theme of 
the week, "Do 
something," this 
group was moti- 
vated to help 
those in need. 
The week's 
projects con- 
sisted of clear- 
ing land, paint- 
ing homes, tearing things down, 
rebuilding, and roadside cleanup. 

However, Alternative Spring 
Break was not all work without 
play. Beginning as strangers, the 
team bonded quickly through 
playing games, sharing journals 
inspired by their work, and the 
knowledge that they were mak- 
ing a difference for people in the 
community. Although he was un- 
able to participate in Alternative 
Spring Break, the team is grate- 
ful to Student Program Director 
Steve Johnson for all of this help 
in planning the trip. The G.I.V.E. 
office and S.G.A. sponsor this 
long-standing Longwood tradi- 
tion that gives back to communi- 
ties. Ellen Masters described the 
giving spirit associated with Al- 
ternative Spring Break by saying, 
"Great things happen when 
people come together." 

Dr. Jane Goodall to Lecture in Jarman Auditorium 

Arts A Entertainment Editor 

Dr. Jane Goodall, having gained 
fame through her work with 
chimpanzees, will be appearing at 
Jarman Theatre Tuesday, April 13 
at 7:00 pm. 

In addition to her work with 
chimps, Goodall also heads a hu- 
manitarian effort through the Jane 
Goodall Institute or JGI. Founded 
in 1977 in California, the mission 
of the Jane Goodall Institute is to 
advance the power of individuals 
into taking informed and compas- 
sionate action to improve the en- 
vironment of all living things. 
Some of the many objectives, in- 
creasing primate habitat conser- 
vation, increasing awareness of 
our relationship with each other, 
the environment, and other ani- 
mals, and promoting the well be- 
ing of chimpanzees, other pri- 
mates and animals are the primary 
objectives of the institute. The JGI 

has branch offices around the 
world to do just that. 

Several programs have been 
developed to help the institute 
accomplish its missions. These in- 
clude programs like the 
setting up of sanctuaries, 
establishing and operat- 
ing the ChimpanZoo, pro- 
moting humanitarian ef- 
forts like Roots and 
Shoots and TACARE. 
Because the number of 
chimpanzees have de- 
pleted, one of the primary 
tasks of the institute is to 
set up sanctuaries in Af- 
rica. There is no easy an- 
swer to the illegal selling 
and hunting of chimps.but sanc- 
tuaries have been set up across Af- 
rica to provide homes for ophaned 
chimps. In turn, these sanctuaries 
provide employment and contrib- 
ute to the local economies. The 
aim of this program and the insti- 

tute is to involve as many people 
as possible and, by doing so, the 
JGI can hopefully change atti- 
tudes and educate people of the 
value of wildlife conservation. 

In addition to sanctuaries, the 
institute runs a chimpanzee zoo 
consisting of approximately 1 30 
chimps, known as the 
ChimpanZoo. The goals of this 
program are to increase public 
awareness about chimps, assist 

zoos in their efforts to improve 
habitats, aid in the exchange of 
information, and compile behav- 
ioral data on the animals. The 
results of this ongoing project are 
the focus of an annual 
week-long ChimpanZoo 

The JGI is also in- 
volved in environmental 
and humanitarian efforts 
throughprograms like 
Roots and Shoots and 
TACARE. Roots and 
Shoots is intended for 
young people ranging 
from kindergarten to the 
university level. It's an 
agenda of activities that 
will benefit the environment, ani- 
mals, and the human community. 
TACARE is a three-phase pro- 
gram designed to ensure the fu- 
ture of Gombe in Africa. The 
purpose of Phase One is to arrest 
deforestation and improve the 

lives of the villagers. Palm oil 
tree seedlings are distributed and 
planted in an effort to support for- 
est growth. 

In addition, sustainable farm 
practices are taught to help reduce 
soil erosion and increase produc- 
tivity. Phase Two includes in- 
creasing education opportunities 
among women in the form of do- 
nations to ensure that women can 
attend secondary school. The 
purpose of Phrase Three is to 
change attitudes and practices by 
conducting family planning 
classes, distributing contracep- 
tives and providing loans to vil- 

Through these varied programs, 
the Jane Goodall Institute not only 
improves the lives and living con- 
dition of chimpanzees, but also 
helps to ensure the survival and 
improve the lives of people liv- 
ing in many African communities. 


Qflfje &otuntra 


MARCH 25,1999 

Welcome back from 
Spring Break! I 
hope that everyone is 
ready for the remainder of the se- 

An issue that I have been strag- 
gling with for quite a while now 
is how this nation determines pay 
for the working class. Why is it 
that some professions are paid 
millions while others are scrimp- 
ing from pay check to pay check? 
This is an arguemen t in which 
many of Longwood students will 
relate, since many have chosen 
the noble teaching career. Teach- 
ers are needed everywhere for 
every type of learning class, yet 
they are being paid enough to 
barely make it. 

Teachers are the people respon- 
sible for sculpting the minds of 
our future, and how do we return 

the favor? Low wages, over- 
crowded classrooms, and no 
funding for educational resources. 
We need a reality check because 
these are the people we trust to 
guide our children for the future. 
For all of the problems mat teach- 
ers face on a daily basis they 
should be making well over 
$60,000 a year. Yet, we pay 
atheletes and entertainers mill ions 
of dollars a year to simply enter- 
tain us, We pay ridiculous 
amounts of money to watch them 
perform, and in doing so we en- 
sure that they are living to the full- 
est extent of luxury. We are a self- 
ish society that chooses our own 
satisfaction over the importance 
of building a future generation 
that will be able to function on the 
level that is now being expected. 
If the money that we spend 

monthly on movies, sports, and 
concerts was contributed to edu- 
cation, can you imagine the dif- 
ference it would make overtime? 

We see another example of this 
with nurses that spend hours on 
end relentessly working to keep 
us alive and healthy are paid 
much less than that of the actors 
and actresses that grace our 
screens for nothing less than our 

Don't get me wrong, I am not 
saying that we should never go to 
the movies and never participate 
in sports, I am a firm believer in 
supporting the arts. I am simply 
using this as a tool to exaggerate 
how little we pay those who play 
the critical roles in making our 
society one that functions in an 
international sense. 
-Kris ten Ingram 


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Hello Everyone! After 
much chaos, I am glad 
to finally return to the 
office. I hope everyone's Spring 
Break went well. It is now time 
for me to vent my never-ending 

Fust off, we have class regis- 
tration. The new conflict is the 
fact that sophomores can not reg- 
ister on the phone. I understand 
not allowing freshmen to register, 
because the first year can be a 
little overwhelming. 

I can't speak for the entire 
sophomore class, but I feel that I 
am competent enough to push 
numbers on the telephone. That 
is not a difficult task. I feel com- 
fortable enough with my brain to 
choose my own classes. (All by 
Another problem is finding an 

advisor. It is so much easier to 
punch a few buttons than to hunt 
down the advisor, make an ap- 
pointment, and schedule classes. 
I register already knowing what 
I want to take. If I decide what to 
take, that is it Someone sitting 
beside me is not going to change 
my mind. If the freshmen were 
advised and the others registered 
over the phone, it would be easier 
for us arid the advisors. 

But I guess my theory would 
never work because it makes en- 
tirely too much sense. It seems to 
be the Longwood way to make 
things as difficult as possible. It 
took me a bit to realize this, but 
MAN it is so irritating! 

Well this is aU for now. Enjoy 
the warmer weather and watch 
out for spring fever! 
-Melissa Gill 

Your Letters 

Goal Classes Consume too Much Time 

Dear Editors, 

Would you like to know what 
plucks on my nerves? Gen. Ed. 
Classes. I am a sophomore and I 
am trying to finish up my goal 
classes, as well as take some of- 
my major classes. What I think is 
disgusting is how I do lots of te- 
dious work in my goal classes and 
it leaves me less time to do work 
and study in my major classes. 

I know about time management 
but the majority of the time goal 
work takes a lot longer than my 
major work does. Is there some- 
Credit Card Vendors T&ke Up too 
Much Room in the Student Union 

thing wrong with this picture? 

Half of the General Education 
material I will never remember 
and I don't see the importance of 
it* For example, what does PE 
have to do with History? 

Not that I am saying all goal 
classes are bad, I just don't think 
I should have twice as much work 
in those classes as I do in the 
classes that I will need to shape 
my career. 
Nerve Plucked 

Dear Editors, 

I enjoy checking my mail ev- 
eryday in the hopes of getting let- 
ters aside from bills. Yet, I have 
recently found myself battling an 
obstacle course to get to the mail- 
boxes. Credit Card vendors are 
cluttering up our slender halls 
prohibiting me from enjoying my 
daily visit to the Post Office. 

Recently, many colleges and 
universities have banned vendors 
from soliciting on campus. I 
would like to appeal to the Long- 
wood College Administration to 
add Longwood to that list. 
Jocelyn Weidner 

Editors Note: 

We agree totally! The halls are 
small enough without a huge table 
in the way. If they are to solicit 
here, maybe a more spacious area 
would be appropriate. 

Another irritation is the fact that 
you can 't even walk by without 
getting a "bargain " yelled out by 
the solicitor. We feel that if we 
wanted a credit card, we would 
apply ourselves. We don i need a 
loud person or no space for en- 

We strongly suggest that you 
talk with the administration if you 
feel this way. Try talking to the 
Student Union people with this 


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The Curry Elevator Conspiracy 


News Editor 

Ever since the beginning of the 
2nd semester, there have been 
numerous problems with the 
Curry elevators. We have gone 
from having two elevators to hav- 
ing one elevator (so that the work- 
ers could replace the elevator) to 
having no elevator at all. We are 
now back to having one elevator. 
Basically, this elevator situation 
is getting OLD fast! 

Before break, we were in- 
formed that our elevators were 
going to be replaced, but that they 
were going to do it one elevator 
at a time. I thought, okay, we will 
still have one elevator that will 
work, so this should not be too 
bad. But, boy, was I wrong! 

It seems like it was no time be- 
fore the one working elevator 
started having problems. It started 
with getting stuck between the 
floors, then it moved onto getting 
stuck on floors which resulted in 
people having to pry the doors 
open to get out, and eventually it 
just decided to stop working at all. 

Normally, if this happened once 
or twice and then it was corrected, 
it would be no big deal. But, these 
occurrences have happened sev- 
eral times. I have actually lost 
track of how many times I was in 
an elevator that had to be pried 
open or how many times I had to 
walk up ten flights of steps since 
I live on the tenth floor. 

At this point, some of you read- 
ing this are probably thinking so 

you had to walk up ten flights of 
steps, big deal, get over it 

Well, I have one simple ques- 
tion, or actually two in one. 
Would you like it if you had to 
walk up ten flights of steps after 
an 8am class when you are barely 
alive as it is or when you come 
back from a weekend at home and 
have to carry all of your stuff up 
ten flights? I would certainly 
think not 

Anyway, back to the subject at 
hand-those darn elevators. It was 
getting to the point that I was 
wondering what these workers 
were doing all day since they ob- 
viously were not fixing the eleva- 

Then something happened. I 
guess the workers figured out the 

CHI Secret Still Contemplated: Part 1 

Note: This is a two-part article re- 
printed from the April 25, 1989 
Rotunda by James Boston 

With the CHI burning closely 
approaching, great anticipation is 
sparked in many Longwood stu- 
dents. CHI is one of the many tra- 
ditions which are interwoven with 
the spirit of Longwood. 

Although many of us think that 
we know and understand CHI, 
there is very little that we actu- 
ally know. 

CHI is an organization whose 
real purpose remains known only 
to its members. Sure, we see the 
external glimpses of CHI through 
their late night walks, their chants, 
their banners, their dolls, their 
Christmas balls, and then burn- 
ing, but is this what CHI is all 

Every year the questions arise, 
Who is in CHI? What do they do? 
The students are ever seeking to 
Find the identity of those friends 

who call themselves a member of 
this organization. 

CHI is a word that brings ex- 
citement and wonder to Long- 
wood College students. But 
WHY? Let us look into the mys- 
tery of CHI and see what we find. 

It all began in the fall of 1900 
(October 1 5 to be exact). A group 
of girls who were considered to 
be influential leaders in various 
circles were chosen to become 
members of a newly formed or- 
ganization to be called 'CHI-THE 
NEW ORDER." Their plan was 
to work in coordination with the 
honor system trying to prevent 
breach of rules. 

These individuals were very 
different from the CHI we see to- 
day, as they were feared by all. 
These girls worked in all ways to 
preserve high standards in the 
college. Undercover, they warned 
those girls whose conduct had 
been disloval to the ideals of the 

school. They were clad in white 
robes and brewed well to the tune 
of "Chloe." Occasionally, they 
took late night walks. Their sym- 
bol was that of a skull and two 
cross bones. 
A quote from the 1949 yearbook 
says the following, "We donned 
our robes over our skeleton 
frames and took a walk on the 
colonnade one night. It was rain- 
ing, so they say, but we were un- 
aware because as you know, no 
discomfort could ever dismay 
CHI was said to "hear all, see 
all, and know all." As time and 
CHI progressed, many positive 
things began to develop. CHI 
gave the cornerstones to the Edith 
Stevens Hall as well as to Jarman. 
It was also responsible for the 
landscaping of the dell at Long- 
wood Estate, the floor in the "old 
rec," and the directional finder 
that was behind the old library. 

# OOGaiJftG 


-To RHA for putting on a great pre-St. Patrick's Day party with 

an Irish band. 

-To Facilities Management for finally getting the parking lot 

behind Stubbs finished. 

-To the Registrar's Office for getting the course schedule up on 

the internet weeks before registration. 

-To all the new members of the Greek society 

-To Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for being selected as the host chapter 

for the Hampton University initiation. 


-To whomever scheduled Jane Goodall to speak in Jarman 

Auditorium (seats approx. 1 130) and not in Lancer Gym (seats 

approx. 3100). 

-To the poor plumbing in many of the buildings 

-To the many loud and drunk people on St. Patrick's Day. 

-To only having four classes for Speech minors to select in next 

semester'i courses 

-To the lack of quality cable of stations in this town (When are 

they coming?!?!?!?!). 

Send vour Preys and Drops to 

reason they were working in 
Curry because for the first time 
in a while, the elevator was work- 
ing without a problem. Well, with 
the exception of the occasional 
floor skipping, but that is beside 
the point 

Now onto my main issue at this 
point in the second semester-the 
one elevator. First of all, I, like a 
lot of students, like to be on time 
for my classes. The ONE, take an 
eternity elevator does not help. 
Also, since the elevator takes for- 
ever to go up and down, there can 
be as many as 20 people in the 

elevator at one time because they 
know if they don't get on the first 
time, it will be a while before they 
can get on again. I repeat: the 
ONE, take an eternity does not 

I admit I don't know much 
about replacing an elevator, but I 
don't think it is supposed to take 
two months to replace one. 

In conclusion, I would like to 
ask the workers to please speed 
up. Having two working elevators 
would make the lives of the stu- 
dents in Curry a lot easier. 

Dr. Goodall Ticket 
Shortage Causes Anger 

Staff Writer 

I'd like to bring up an issue that 
I've heard a lot of students com- 
plaining about recently, and I've 
been one of them. 

Many people were very un- 
happy to learn mat tickets to Jane 
Goodall's upcoming lecture in 
Jarman Auditorium had gone on 
sale after they had already sold 

Dates for ticket sales were ap- 
parently never publicized on cam- 
pus because nobody I've talked 
to knew about them. Even the fac- 
ulty couldn't get tickets because 
they didn't know they were for, 

The few faculty members who 
did know about it, apparently 
didn't bother to tell anyone. It's 

also rumored that Dr. Cormier 
sent tickets to people outside of 
the Longwood community. 

Jane Goodall's lecture is for 
Longwood students and faculty. 
We are the ones hosting her visit 
and we should have the opportu- 
nity to attend her lecture. 

I was also upset by the table in 
front of the Dining Hall display- 
ing examples of her work. Is that 
supposed to be a teaser? Look 
here everyone, 'This is what you 
are going to miss because you 
don't have tickets!" 

So, I would just like to say 
Thanks to whatever brilliant ad- 
ministrator that planned Jane 
Goodall's visit, but wasn't plan- 
ning on letting the faculty and stu- 
dents attend. 



GDFje Eotunba 

MARCH 25,1999 


Mr. & Ms. Fitn ess of Longwood Pump You up 

Opinion Editor 

On Thursday March 25, 
there is going to be a Mr. and Ms. 
Fitness of Longwood competition 
held in Lancer Gym at 7:30 p.m. 
It costs $1 .00 or one can of food 
to get in. The contributions will 
be donated to the Ronald 
McDonald Housem Richmond. 
Junior Jennifer Grauman will be 
running the show. T^bis function 
is for one of her major classes, Or- 
ganization and Administration 
that is taught by Dr. Betty Harris, 

"The purpose of this fun 
competition is to promote fitness 
on campus and that fitness can be 

fun," said Grauman. 

The pre-testing competition 
is being based on the Five Com- 
ponents of Fitness: Cardiovascu- 
lar Endurance, Muscular 
Strength, Muscular Endurance, 
Body Composition, and Flexibil- 
ity. Each participant will have met 
with Grauman for the pre-testing 
before Thursday's final test. 

The final test will be on the 
top five males and the top five 
females of the original 30 com- 
petitors from the pre-testing of the 
Five Components of Fitness. The 
final test will be an obstacle 
course for the skill related com- 
ponents such as Speed, Balance, 

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Coordination, Reaction Time, 
Power, and Agility. Judges will 
determine at the end of the 
evening on Thursday who will 
win the honor of being announced 
"Mr. Fitness of Longwood," and 
"Ms. Fitness of Longwood" from 
all the testing that has been done 
throughout the week. 


What : Mr. and Ms. Fitness 
of Longwood 

When : Thursday, March 
25, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. 

Where : Lancer Gym 

Why : To have fun and sup- 
port the Ronald McDonald House 
and your fellow classmates. 

How : Bring $1.00 or one 
canned food product. 

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Virginia Citizenship in Search 
of Longwood Students 


san Institute is looking forward to 
a class comprised of motivated 

service in Virginia; 
-develop the practical skills nec- 

The Virginia Citizenship Insti- participants from across the po- essary to affect change, 
tute is in search of public-minded litical spectrum with a variety of Werkheiser added that regular 
Longwood College students to personal and professional inter- 
participate in its prestigious 1999 ests. 

Summer Program. The Institute Participants will explore an in- 

was established to engage young tensive curriculum comprised of 

Virginians in the civic affairs and one part policy, one part philoso- 

political life of the Common- phy, and one part practice, 
wealth. According to Summer Program 

The Summer Program features Faculty Chair Dr. Frederick Hess, 

a unique curriculum designed to of die Curry School of Education 

prepare a select group of college at UVA, the program will pursue 

students for their roles as the 
Commonwealth's leading citizens 
in the 21st century. This year's 
program will run from May 24 - 
June 19 at the University of Vir- 
ginia in Charlottesville. 

"We are very excited to offer 
mis experience to Virginia's next 
generation of political, business, 
and community leaders," an- 
nounced VCI Executive director 
Greg Werkheiser. The nonparti- 

a five-pronged approach fostering 
civic involvement in Virginia: 

-establish a foundation in Vir- 
ginia politics and government; 

-investigate the policy chal- 
lenges facing the Commonwealth 
now and in the 21st century; 

-disect the formal and informal 
political processes that drive 
policy formation in the state; 

-explore the values that are the 
foundation of modern public . 

events outside of the classroom 
will expose participants to 
present leaders in Virginia poli- 
tics, business, and academia. "Our 
goal is to provide a dynamic 
learning environment in which 
current and future leaders work 
together to create more effective 
models of civic engagement for 

Werkheiser expressed his hope 
that the Institute's aims will ben- 
efit all Virginians in the long run: 
"If we are successful, we will lay 
a foundation for an improved pub- 
lic life for everyone," 

The Institute welcomes applica- 
tions from Longwood juniors and 
seniors. Applications are due by 
March 3 1 , and are available at 
VCI or by calling (804) 979-466 1 . 




Thursday Friday Saturday Sun 




ACNC Meeting 

in Prince Edward Room 
12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Theater Department 
Senior Showcase 

In Wygal 
7:00 p.m. 

Income Tax Assistance 

in Hiner G20 
6:00-9:00 p.m. 

LP Film: Simon Birch 

in the Lankford Ballroom 
8:00 p.m. 

For Batter or for 

Worse: The Dynamics 
of Wife Abuse 

Speaker: Dr. Lee Bidwell 

in Hiner Auditorium 

7:30 p.m. 

Casino Night 

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9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 


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Men's Tennis 

2:00 p.m. 

Women's Tennis 

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Richmond Symphony 

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2:00 p.m. 

Choral Concert 

in Wygal 
7:30 p.m. 

LP Film; Simon Birch 

in the Lankford Ballroom 
@ 9:00 p.m. 

Campus Elections 

Information Night 

9:00pm-l 1:00pm in the 

ABC Rooms. Come 
discuss the obligations of 
running for campus office 

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Our Debt to the 

Grandmothers: Indian 

Women and Surviving 

American History 

By: Dr. Deborah Welch 
in Prince Edward Room 
12:30-1:30 p.m. 


@ 3:00 p.m. 

Job Search 

in Career Center 
@ 4:00 p.m. 


Mount Olive 
@ 2:00 p.m. 


@ 4:00 p.m. 

Junior Voice Recital 

in Wygal 

7:30 p.m. 

Theatre Virginia 
Presents: Hay Fever 

in the Virginia Museum 

of Fine Arts, Richmond 

Runs: Mar. 31 -Apr. 24 

Call 353-6161 for details 

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Anything from birthdays, to meetings, 
to off campus events*. .if you know 
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MARCH 25, 1999 

ganization Spotlight: Lambda Iota Tau 

Asst, Copy Editor 

LIT. No, I'm not talking about 
a highly-concentrated alcoholic 
beverage. In 1935, a group of 
Longwood students formed the 
first honor society for literature at 
the College. In March of 1967, 
this organization merged with 
Lambda Iota Tau, the interna- 
tional honor society for literature, 
modern languages, and philoso- 
phy majors to form the Eta Theta 
chapter of UT. 

LITs membership consists of 
undergraduate, graduate, and 
associate members. There are 
more than thirty active members, 
which include students, as well as 


Criteria for membership in- 
cludes having a 3.0 GPA in either 
English or a Modem Lanaguage. 
Students must also have at least 
six credits at a 300 level in their 
specified "literary" major. 

LIT sponsors several activities 
on campus. Book drives, mem- 
bership activities and a Spring 
Weekend booth are a few events 
the group participates in. The 
group also sponsors a "Quote-of- 
the-Week" on the bulletin boards 
in Grainger. Plans are also in the 
works for a Teacher-of-the-Year 
Award in the English and Mod- 
ern Language Department. 

Treasurer Stacey Shelton stated 

the following about future plans 
for Lambda Iota Tau. "We want 
to make the campus more aware 
of LIT and we also want to be- 
come more active." Other offic- 
ers include President Tiffany 
Park, Vice President Amber Fain, 
and Secretary Julie Brown. 

"LIT is a wonderful way for the 
department's majors to interact 
together and to use their talents 
for the benefit of others," said 
advisor Cam Tinnell. 

To receive more information 
about Lambda Iota Tau contact 
any officer or the English and 
Modem Language Department. 


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From the Rafters 

Director of Housing 

Helloooooo Longwood. We are 
still accepting applications for 
moving off-campus for the 1999 
-2000 academic year from stu- 
dents who qualify for the excep- 
tions including the Junior Option. 
We will process the forms as we 
get them on a first come first 
served basis. Individuals who 
have already received an excep- 
tion to the residency requirement 
were to confirm they are moving 
off-campus by Friday, March 
19th. Students who have not re- 
turned the confirmation card are 
now considered off-campus stu- 

If you are still looking for a 
place off-campus, the new apart- 
ments north of the train tracks 
(specifically designed for 
Longwood students and opening 
in early August) are underway ami 
should begin framing this week. 
More information will be avail- 
able about diem in the Commuter 
Student Affairs Office later this 

Room selection for those you 
living in residence halls next year 
begins when you pay your 1999- 
00 deposit The deadline for pay- 
ment was March 15. Payment is 
required to register for classes and 

to reserve a room for die Fall. If 
you have not paid it, please do so 
now. You will not be able to par- 
ticipate in room selection nor will 
you be able to register for classes. 
If you do not pay, you loose 
your right to make some choices. 
If you are currently living in a 
room you like and would like to 
have it next year (sorry, this does 
not apply to freshmen housing), 
you will be able to choose to 
"squat" your room (stay in the 
your room) for next year. If you 
live in a building you like, but 
want a different room, you will 
have the opportunity to choose the 
new room before anybody else 
can move into the building. 
People wishing to change build- 
ings (including all freshmen hous- 
ing) may choose their new build- 
ing as space is available. We guar- 
antee a bed for everybody re- 
quired to live on campus. To get 
the best choices, there is a catch. 
You must have paid your deposit 
AND you must choose a room- 
mate. More information is forth- 
coming, but without a Room Se- 
lection Card (indicating a paid 
deposit) and a roommate, the 
choices may be made for you. 

I've been placed on the injured 
reserve list - no change in the rac- 
quetball challenge. 

Jazz Ensemble Concert 

■— - included a solo from tenor saxo- 
phone Thomas Sisson. Senior 

Asst. Copy Editor 

Jarman Auditorium hosted the 
Longwood Jazz Ensemble's con- 
cert March 16 at 7:30 p.m. The 
Jazz Lab Band opened up with a 
Miles Davis number, Milestones. 
This included a trumpet solo by 
Greg McCarney, as well as alto 
saxophone player Michael 
Shetley. Their repertoire consisted 
of Game Plan by Sammy Nestico 
and Cajun Cookin' by Denis 
DiBlasio which Director Dr. 
Charles Kinzer described as hav- 
ing "a popular rythmic beat 
prominent in Louisana." 

Next up was the Longwood 
Jazz Ensemble, The Way You 
Look Tonight (which some may 
remember from My Best Friend's 
Wedding Soundtrack) featured 
trumpet Rob Romich, along with 
the saxophone section. Margurite, 
which had a distinct Latin sound 

trombone player, Todd Tinsley 
was spotlighted in Spring Can 
Realty Hang You Up The Most. 
The closer, Channel One Suite, 
was composed in 1969 and is 
what Kinzer called & "jazz odys- 
sey." The three divisions told of 
three different stories; all very 
powerful and soulful. 

Solos in the piece were pro- 
vided by Thomas Sisson, Rob 
Blankensbip, drummer Bryan 
Sbeetz as well as others. 

Dr. Kinzer also mentioned that 
the Richmond Symphony will be 
giving a performance Saturday, 
March 27th in Jarman Audito- 
rium. Tickets are five dollars for 
Longwood students and twelve 
(sixteen for reserved seats) dol- 
lars for the general public. A por- 
tion of the proceeds will go to 
benefit the instrumentalists of the 
Music Department. 

MARCH 25,1999 




Calendar Editor 

1. S^MildyoudrustastocldMt^who'si^niedtoatraveia^nt? 

2. Is boneless chicken considered to be an invertebrate? 

3. Do married people live longer than single people or does it 
just SEEM longer? 

4. I went to a bookstore and asked the sales woman "Where's the 
self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the 

5. If all mese psychics know me winning lottery numbers, why 
are they all still working? 

6. Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut? 

7. War doesn't determine who's right, just who's left. 

8. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where 
all tibe bad girls live. 

9. Why don't they make mouse flavored cat food? 

10. How do blind people know when they are done "wiping?" 

Columnist's Note: If you have any "Deep Thoughts" of 
your own, please e-mail them to 

Movie Review: 
Cruel Intentions 

Staff Writer 

Director Roger Kumble delivers a fun, sexy, and 
wicked screen adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangers uses. 
Pierre Lados first published the novel in 1782 and since men it has 
been adapted into several films. Cruel Intentions tells the story of 
charming, manipulative, and promiscuous Sebastian Valmont (Ryan 
PhilUppe). Sebastian is bored with his incredible ability to have just 
about any woman he wants. He is seeking his greatest challenge. He 
decides he has found what will be his greatest conquest while thumb- 
ing through a Seventeen magazine. In the magazine is an abstinence 
manifesto written by Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon). 

Sebastian offers stepsister Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) 
to make a friendly wager with him. She agrees to the wager basing it 
on her own terms. The deal is that if Sebastian succeeds in deflower- 
ing Annette, as she will be staying with his aunt for the summer then 
• Sebastian can fulfill his fantasies of being intimate with Kathryn as 
well. However, if he fails then Kathryn becomes the new owner of 
Sebastian's 1957 Jaguar Roadster. 

However, there is a sub-plot at work within the film as well. Kathryn 
coaxes Sebastian into helping her settle a personal vendetta with na- 
ive Cecil Caldwell (Selma Blair). Kathryn lost her boyfriend, Court 
to the sweet, innocent Cecil and now she is out to destroy her. With 
Sebastian's help Kathryn endeavors to return Cecil to Court as dam- 
aged goods. 

This film contains drug usage, sexual situations, and strong lan- 
guage. It is a hue look inside the things that teenagers struggle with 
today. Phillippe and Gellar give award-worthy performances reveal- 
ing their true acting talents. Joshua Jackson {Dawson 's Creek) reveals 
his versatility as an actor with a priceless cameo performance. 

The ending of the film is completely unexpected, but it shows that 
sometimes "you have to be cruel to be kind." I strongly recommend 
this film, but take some soap because it gets dirty. 

An Seinnteoiri Visits 
for St Pat ricks's Day 

Staff Writer 

It was the night before Saint 
Patrick's Day but you would 
never have been able to guess it 
by the amount of celebrating that 
was occurring in Lankford that 
night Courtesy of Residence Hall 
Association, and several Hall 
Councils, the Irish band An 
Seinnteoiri preformed for a 
modest crowd. The band, whose 
members all hail from the 
Farm vi lie Area, played songs that 
the crowd knew. 
For first time concert goers, the 
band was an unexpected treat, and 
for consistant fans of the band, it 
was an opportunity to sing along 
and dance a jig. 

RHA President Katie Walrod 

said "I was very happy to see such 
a good turn-out for the event. This 
holiday can sometimes be over- 
looked but it's always fun to get 
out there and have some fun." 

Refreshments for the party 
included green punch to get all of 
the participants ready for the big 
Irish day the day after. 

The highlight of die night was 
when the lead singer dressed up 
in a nun's outfit as the band played 
a song about a nun gone bad. 

RHA officers played trivia with 
the audience during the break, 
quizzing them on Irish culture and 

The prizes, like mugs and 
speciality soaps, for the winners 
of the trivia were donated by 
Barnes & Noble Bookstore. 

WLCX To Hold Date Auction 

Staff Writer 

It's no April Fool. WLCX 
will be holding a Date Auction 
on April 1st in the Lancer Cafe. 

The Longwood College Radio 
Station will auction off many of 
its DJs in order to raise addi- 
tional funds for the station's 7th 
Annual Bandfest, which will be 
held on April 24th. 

Some of the members being 
auctioned off include Seth 
Ewing, Matt Burton, Drew 
Walker, and many more. 

The autioning will begin at 
8pm in the Cafe, and parts will 
be broadcasted over WLCX 

Minimum bids are expected 
to start out at five dollars and 
there is no limit to how high the 
bids will get, because these 
dates are going to be hot and 
lots of fun. The dates will pay 
for the date so the winner will 
make their money back 
For information concerning 
the auction, contact the WLCX 
office at extension 2792. 

Pork n 

Opinion Editor 

I must admit that although I love 
barbecue, my desire to eat at the 
Pork 'n More next to Wal-Mart 
has never been very strong. I did, 
however, put aside my scepticism 
of the often steamed-up restau- 
rant, and went in for a quick Sat- 
urday night dinner with my boy- 

I ordered the medium pork 
sandwich plate, which came with 
coleslaw and potato chips; a side 
order of potato salad, a drink and 
peach cobbler for less than eight 
dollars. The food was definitely 
worth the price, as we both had 
food to take home. 

I love spicy food, so I probably 
should have ordered the hot rather 
than the medium pork, but after a 
lot of Texas Pete, my sandwich 
was really good. The potato salad 
was mixed with egg salad - it was 
not at all what I was used to. My 
favorite part of the meal was the 
peach cobbler. It was really good, 
and was the perfect desert for a 
southern meal. 

Smash or Trash CD Reviews: 
U2: The Best of 1980-1990 

Staff Writer 

-|- Long before 
JPp 1 the electronical 

^M infused POP 

HA & and before the 

^P* media-assault 

^* of the Zoo TV 

tour, U2 was 
considered to be an honest band 
from Dublin making sincerely 
moving music. In the 90s, U2 has 
been disregarded as many things: 
pretentious, egotistical, and arro- 
gant, just to name a few. The es- 
sence of U2 has been lost in many 
eyes. The band that was singing 
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" fifteen 
years ago now seems nonexistent 
to many. 

With their new collection. The 
Best of 1980-1990," U2 provides 
a quiet reminder that they are still 

the band everyone came to love. 
Everything here is classic U2, 
from the simple, poetic cover art 
to the 14 songs chosen. All the fa- 
vorites are here: "With Or With- 
out You," "I Still Haven't Found 
What I'm Looking For," "Where 
the Streets Have No Name" and 
"Sunday Bloody Sunday," as well 
as a few of the songs that are of- 
ten forgotten, such as "New 
Year's Day," "Desire," "I Will 
Follow" and "All I Want Is You." 
The only "new" song in the 
batch is the resurrected B-side 
"The Sweetest Thing." Discarded 
during the recording of "The 
Joshua Tree," it has been re-re- 
corded specifically for this collec- 
tion. The inclusion of this song 
brings U2 full circle, melding the 
past with their present flawlessly. 
As a bonus, a limited edition of 

"The Best of 1980-1990" in- 
cludes a disc of IS B-sides. 
While this 2-disc set was sup- 
posedly only available during 
the first week of sale, copies of 
it are still out there. Among the 
songs included are the original 
version of "The Sweetest 
Tiling," the haunting "Love 
Comes Tumbling" and U2's pas- 
sionate cover of "Unchained 
Melody.** It's worth looking for. 
U2 is still the same band they 
began as. Even through the spec- 
tacle of the PopMart tour, they 
were still there, making the same 
music they have been for almost 
twenty years now. "The Best of 
1980-1990" is a testament to 
that. This is U2's first "Best or 
collection, but it's not going to 
be their last 


PAGE 10 


MARCH 25,1999 

Men's Golf 

Hits Three Top Ten 

Sports Editor 

The Lancer Men's golf team 
finished third this pest weekend, 
March 20-21, against twelve 
other teams. This was the Con- 
cord Invitational held in West 
Virginia, which is a 36-hole 
course. There total team score 
was 305-310-615. 

The team was led by senior 
Jack Tsai with his score of 74- 
77-151. He placed second out 
of 62 golfers in the individual 

competition. Junior Toby 
Towler scored 77-76-153 to tie 
for seventh place in die indi- 
vidual. Teammate and class- 
mate Jason Copeland scored a 
78-77-155 He tied for tenth 
place. Blair Shaddy scored 76- 
80-156 and Myles Jones had a 
86-82-168, These marks gave 
these two both placements in die 
individual competition. 

The team will next travel to 
North Carolina for the Camp 
Lejeune Intercollegiate. This a 
54 -hole course to take place 
March 26-28, this weekend. 

Dave Wolden to 
Set Tennis Players 
as Champs 


Dave Wolden is in his second 
year as head coach of the 
Longwood College men's and 
women's tennis programs. 
Wolden was previously an assis- 
tant coach for men's and 
women's tennis at Wooster (OH) 
from 1995-97, additionally serv- 
ing as the head tennis profes- 
sional at the Wooster Country 
Club since 1996. The Lancer 
women were 8-9 overall, 4-5 in 
die Carolinas- Virginia Athletic 
Conference (CVAC) last year, 
while the Lancer men were 7- 13, 
3-6 in the CVAC last year. 

Wolden helped turn the 
Wooster men's program around 
from a 6-17 record to consecu- 
tive seasons of 18-7 and 16-7 
while qualifying an individual to 
the NCAA Division III Men's 
Tennis Championship. The 
Wooster women improved from 

7-14 to 16-6 while establishing 
a school-record few wins. 

A member of the United 
States Professional Tennis Asso- 
ciation (USPTA), Wolden 
earned his MA. in physical edu- 
cation from Ohio University 
('95) after receiving his B.S. in 
physical education from the 
University of Wisconsin-La 
Crosse C93). 

The St Paul, MN native is 
also a member of the United 
States Tennis Association 
(USTA). Wolden was a standout 
tennis player at UW-La Crosse 
for four years, gaining All-Con- 
ference honors while winning an 
individual conference champi- 
onship as well as helping UW- 
L to a team conference tide. 

at 14-12 


Longwood (14-12) dropped 
a 3-2 collegiate baseball deci- 
sion at Virginia State (6-9) Tues- 
day. The Lancers had just two 
hits against the Trojans who de- 
feated LC for the first time since 
1990 (a 3-2 score also). It was 
only the fourth victory ever by 
VSU over Longwood in 56 
meetings all-time since 1982. 
The Lancers* did not go without 
a struggle as senior Fred Stoots/ 
Clover Hill HS (1-2, RBI) 
singled in sophomore Travis 
Pntzner/Gar-Field HS (0-2, 2 
walks, 2 runs) with the go-ahead 
run in the top of the 9th-mning, 
only to have the Trojans score 
two runs in the bottom erf" the in- 
ning for the wia Senior Mike 
Lewis/Halifax County HS (2-5) 
took the pitching loss in relief 
with the final 2.2-innings, al- 
lowing two runs on four hits 
with three strikeouts, 

Longwood is scheduled to 
host non-conference opponent 
Ferrum Wednesday, March 24, 
a 3 p.m. game at Lancer Sta- 
dium. But their next game will 
be March 26, at Erskine. This 
game will begin at 3:00 p.m. 

Softball and Men's 
Golf Standouts 


Longwood College Softball 
standout Stacey Rose/Spring- 
field, VA-Thomas Jefferson HS 
and men's golf standout Jack 
Tsai/Hampton, VA-Hampton 
Roads Academy have been se- 
lected as the Longwood/ 
Domino's 'Players of the Week* 
for the period March 17-23. The 
Lancer honorees are chosen by 
the College's office of sports in- 
formation each week. 

Rose, a graduate student and 
pitcher, helped LC to a 6-0 week 
as the Lancers swept CVAC 
doubleheaders from St Andrews 
(N.C.) March 18, Erskine (SC) 
March 20, and Queens (NC) 
March 22. The highlight of the 
week for Rose was a no-hitter 
she tossed at Queens during a 6- 
win-just the fifth seven-inning 
no-hitter in school history. For 
the week, Rose was 2-0 and 
pitched 18.0 innings while al- 
lowing just three earned runs for 
a 1.17 ERA with seven 
strikeouts. She leads LC with her 
12-3 record this spring, includ- 
ing a 1.73 ERA and 54 

strikeouts. Longwood is 24-6 
overall, 6-0 in the CVAC, as the 
Lancers have established a new 
school-record for wins (24), and 
currently has a school-record 
nine- game winning streak as 

Stacey is the daughter of 
Marshall and Linda Rose and is 
working toward her graduate 
degree in community and college 
counseling at Longwood. 

Tsai, a senior, led LC to a 
third-place team finish at the 
Concord (WV) Invitational 
March 20-21. Tsai fired rounds 
of 74 and 77 totaling 151 during 
the 36-hole tournament played at 
the Pipestem State Park, a 6,884- 
yard, par-72 layout. He finished 
in a tie for second-place among 
the 62-player field in the 1 2-team 
event in West Virginia. Tsai's 
efforts helped the Lancers score 
rounds of 305 and 310 totaling 
615. The fourth-year golfer is 
second on the team with his 
78.63 stroke-average through 
eight competitive rounds this 

Jack is the son of C.K. and 
Shiau-Mei Tsai and is majoring 
in business administration at 

Longwood College/Domino s Players of 
the Week—Spring 

Feb. 10-16 

Feb. 17-23 

Feb. 24-March 2 

March 3-9 

March 10-16 

March 17-23 

Jill Younee Women's basketball 

Mike Lewis 
Jamie Englehart 
Jon Hughes 
Tricia Ramsey 
Greg Edmonds 
Natalie Smith 
Igor Bilalagic 
Libby Gough 
Shawn Torian 
Stacey Rose 
Jack Tsai 

Men's basketball 
Women's Tennis 
Men's Tennis 
Men's Golf 

MARCH 25,1999 


PAGE 11 

Team at 

Staff Writer 

The Lancer's Lacrosse Team 
is still strong after winning 
Thursday, March 14 hosting 
Shenandoah (17-3), and defeat- 
ing Millersville (PA) (14-9) Sat- 
urday, March 20. Longwoodhas 
won the last five games 
(Lynchburg 10-8, Limestone 
(SC) 11-10, PfeifTerfNC) 17-3, 
Shenandoah, and Millersville) 
which, puts them with a 5-1 

Long wood dominated the 
entire game when they hosted 
Shenandoah University. The top 
scorer was sophomore Natalie 
Smith/' Albemarle HS with seven 
goals and two assists. Follow- 
ing right behind her was senior 
Laurie Hogan/ Albemarle HS 
who had three goals. Other 
strong players for the game were 
freshman Nichol Miller/ 
Edgewood HS (2g), senior Dawn 
Duboksi/ Cherokee (NJ) HS 
(2g), junior Tina Whitaker/ 
Floyd E Kellam HS (lg, 3a), 
junior Heather Wentzel/ 
Kemps ville HS (lg, la), and 
freshman Ann Harmon Robinson 

After Longwood's away 
game at Millersville, the Lanc- 
ers continue to come home with 
their heads high Hogan led the 
lancers with six goals. 

Following her was Smith 
with four goals and three assists. 
Other key players for the game 
were senior Melissa Miranda/ 
Kempsville HS (lg), and 
Duboski (lg), sophomore Kris 
Denson/ Stafford HS (lg, la), 
and freshman Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (MD) HS (lg, 3a). 
Whitaker also came home with 
one assist, and sophomore 
Rachel Bunn/ Northeast (MD) 
HS lead die defense with eleven 

The Lancer's next scheduled 
game will be at Bridgewater on 
Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. 

The men's rugby team of Longwood 
defeated Bueknell on Saturday,, March 
20. The score was 28-20. The lancers 
will charge to Philadelphia this week- 
end to play in a tournament Their first 
contest is against Salisbury State (MD). 

Pitching Strikes 
for Lancer Women- 


Longwood (24-6, 6-0 
CVAC) established a new 
school-record for wins in a sea- 
son with a collegiate softball 
doubleheader sweep at CVAC 
opponent Queens (NC) Monday 
in North Carolina. The Lancers 
extended their winning streak to 
nine-straight-a new school- 
record as welL-with a 6-0 win in 
game one and a 2-1 victory in 
game two. LC won die opener 
behind the no-hit pitching of 
graduate student Stacey Rose/ 
Thomas Jefferson HS (12-3), 
only the fiftii 7-inning no-hitter 
in school history. Senior Libby 
Gough/ Amelia County HS pro- 

vided all the offense necessary 
with a 2-2 effort at die plate, in- 
cluding a solo home run and a 
double for two RBI. Rose was 
also 2-4 at the plate. In die night- 
cap, Gough. along with freshmen 
Jamie Englehart/Brentsville HS 
and Colleen Cooney /Stafford HS 
were each 1-3 with Cooney scor- 
ing two runs. Sophomore Denise 
Wack/Oreat Bridge HS (12-3) 
tossed a complete-game three- 
hitter for the mound win. 

Longwood is scheduled to 
play another doubleheader at 
conference opponent Belmont 
Abbey (NC) Tuesday, March 23, 
before playing a twtnbill at 
CVAC foe and nationally-ranked 
#7 Coker (SC) Wednesday, 
March 24. 

Libby Gough and Stacey 
Rose were awarded a CVAC 
Player of the Week honor, 
for the week of March 23. 
They are softball players at 
Longwood. Shawn Torian 
and Greg Edmonds were 
also awarded this honor, for 
the week of March 17. 
They are both baseball play- 
ers at LWC. 

Tennis Teams 
Looking Strong 

Staff Writer 

Last week the Women's Ten- 
nis Team defeated Scared Heart 
(CT) and Wooster (OH) in Hilton 
Head Island, S.C. Over spring 
break, the Lancers finished with 
a 9-1 record beating Coker (SC), 
Slippery Rock (PA), 
and Carson- 

Newman (TN), but 
after winning their 
two matches in SC, 
this puts Longwood 
ina 11-1 record and 
overall 3-0 CVAC 

In last weeks 
game, sophomore 
Jen Morton/ Clover Hill HS and 
Tricia Ramsey/ Halifax County 
HS won their two matches along 
with winning their doubles 
match. Ramsey and Morton are 
strong with a 7-0 record and 3-0 
CVAC in doubles which, puts 
them at #3. Other players that 
wen their matches were junior 
Bonnie Maholchic/ India River 
HS, senior Catherin Roe/ Patrick 
Henry- Roanoke HS, junior Car- 
rie Armstrong/ Colonial Heights 
HA. sophomore Kristin 
Lichtenfelc/ Stafford HS, and 
Whitney Shaw/ Prince George 
HS. Maholchic and Veazey now 

inclide a 7-1 record, 3-0 CVAC 
which, slides them into #2 posi- 

Ramsey is in the lead with 
her singles record of 14-2, 3-0 
CVAC, and following her is 
Shaw (9-3, 3-0), Maholchic (9- 
4, 3-0), Morton (8-1, 1-0), Roe 
(8-3, 1-0), Arm-strong (6-1, 1-0), 
and freshman Laura Veazey/ 
Prince George's HS (6-7, 1 2). 
The men's 
team on the other 
hand has had it's 
share of good 
and bad luck 
these days.The 
men won 6-3 
over Mount Ol- 
ive, hut only 5-4 
over Pfieffer. 
Each team had 
improved their records to 9-7 
overall, men while they are only 
2-4 in the CVAC. While 
competiting in these matches 
freshman Mirza Hjazovic at #3 
and Dave Helfrich led the -way 
with two victories. Also gaining 
wins were Igor Biialagic, #1; 
brother Gorjan Biialagic, #2 and 
Phillips Pilard, #5. 

In the next week, the men's 
and women's tennis teams will 
take on Lees McRae, from North 
Carolina, March 27. at 2 p.m. 

Women's Golf 
Places Eighth, 
Teams Competed 

Sports Editor 

The Longwood women's 
golf team placed eighth at the 
Snowbird Invitational in Florida 
over spring break The ladies 
had a total score of 322-3 19-641 . 
This competition carried 23 
teams. Freshman standout Vicki 
Matkovich led the lancers with 
a score of 76-79-155. With this 
score Matkovich was able to 
place ninth in the individual 

competition out of 129 golfers 
This contest took place at Uk 
Pebblecreek Country Club neai 
Tampa, Florida To round out th< 
top five in the team competiuor 
were Jessica Fernandez (83-78 
161), Rachel Abbott (81-81 
162), Katie Soule (82-82-164) 
and Mandy Beamer (88-8 1 - 1 69) 
Longwood will travel to Wil- 
liam and Mary College fa- then 
next competition. This will bet 
36-boie course This match takes 
place March 27-28, 




The Student Government Association of 
Longwood College will be holding Cam- 
pus Elections from April 5th - 8th, 1999 In 
the New Smoker Lounge just outside of 
Blackweil Dining Hall during the lunch 
and dinner hours. The following positions 
are open for election: 

Sophomore Class Officers 

Junior Class Officers 

Senior Class Officers 

Judicial Board Justices 

Honor Board Justices 
Applications are due by Friday, April 2nd 
at 5:00pm in the SGA Office Located in the 
Leadership Resource Center in the 
Lankford Student Union. 

"Leading the Force For Positive 

SGA Meetings are every Ti 
:30p.m. in the ABC R( 




Volume 78, Number 13 

Pulling Longwood's Leg Since 1920 

April 1, 1999 

Rotunda N ewspaper Editors Jailed for Hostage Situation 


Early Wednesday morning, the 
editors of The Rotunda were ar- 
rested for numerous offenses. 

Melissa Gill, a sophomore, was 
arrested for drug smuggling, at- 
tempting to murder the newspa- 
per staff, and for her role in the 
violent protest to the campus po- 
lice about the overflow of park- 
ing tickets. 

Kristen Ingram, a freshman, 
was arrested for possession and 
distribution of narcotics, assault 
and battery on the newspaper 
staff, and malicious wounding. 

The two were arrested inside 
The Rotunda office on Wednes- 
day evening. The two had taken 
the newspaper staff hostage as a 
result of their late work and gos- 

Many staff members had been 
complaining of forced labor and 
all-nighters in the office with no 
food, drinks, or breaks. Some say 
that sometime in 
the middle of the 
day, the two had 
just snapped un- 
der the pressure 
of the deadlines. 
The women 
locked the staff in 
the office. There 
was a call to the 
Farmville Police 
from the women 
Mountain Dew, 
pizza, and working computers. 
When the items were delivered, 
the staff would go home un- 

When their plan failed, they at- 
tempted to escape through the of- 
fice window. They had already set 
up a trap outside to distract po- 

Sex, Lies, and Clinton: 
How These Relate to 
Longwood College 



Clinton is coming to Farmville ! 
Yes, you are reading correctly. 
President Clinton is coming to 
little old Longwood College on 
Friday, April 2, 1999, at 8 p.m. in 
J arm an. 

Clinton is going to speak to stu- 
dents about how to twist words 
around when trying to get out of 
an assignment, how important it 
is to do laundry when your clothes 
are dirty, how to B.S. your way 
through or lie on a test, where to 
get your cigars and how to use 
them, and why Diet Coke is the 
beverage of choice after a sexual 

Poetry books and ties will be on 

sale in the lobby for the student's 

On Saturday, April 3, Clinton 
and Ken Starr are going to play 
golf (which is open to any student 
that wishes to join). 

For those that are not golf fans, 
Monica Lewinsky and Hillary 
Clinton will be in the Cafe from 
11-2 to answer any questions that 
Clinton did not cover-up the night 

Lewinsk will demonstrate how 
to clean your knees after they get 
dirty and which hats to wear for 
certain occasions. 

This is going to be a very infor- 
mative lecture that no one will 
want to miss. 


Apparently, the two almost es- 
caped when they put up a huge 
donut outside as a distraction to 

the Farmville police, An onlooker 
stated, "I thought for sure that 
they were gonna outsmart the 
cops with the giant donut! Had it 
not been for the 
FBI, they would 
have easily got- 
ten away." 

Gill had been 
in the watchful 
eye of the cam- 
pus police ever 
since her role in 
the earlier protest 
about the 

"Wynne inci- 
dent." Many po- 
lice say she is 
also responsible for uncovering 
the scandals and secrets of 
Longwood College that got many 
higher-ups fired. As she was 

forced into the police car, she was 
screaming, "It's all a huge con- 
spiracy! I must uncover it before 
they get me too!" 

Ingram was a suspect in the 
wounding of all members of an 
off-campus fraternity. Ingram 
snuck in after a frat party and tat- 
tooed the letter "K" onto the 
men's foreheads and all over the 
walls of the house. 

When asked why she did such 
a thing, she commented, "K is of- 
fensive!! You must watch out for 
K! It is the evil letter! It must be 

No one was hurt in the incident. 
Both women are pleading tempo- 
rary insanity to the charges. 

The question still remains, will 
The Rotunda ever be the same? 

ig Hall Construction Workers to 
Lecture on Sexual Harassment 

Rotunda Junkie 

In a rare show of gentlemanly 
behavior, the dining hall construc- 
tion workers are holding a lecture 
called How to Cope with 
Sexual Harassment, • 

The lecture is open to all 
Longwood students and 
will be held in the Hull Au- 
ditorium on April 7, 1999 
at 8 pro. 

The lecture was put to- 
gether due to the harass- 
ment the workers have got- 
ten from many Longwood 

Last week, many sorority 
pledges were sent to the adminis- 
tration for harassing the construc- 
tion workers. Many stood by the 
gate yelling and whistling at the 
men as they speedily worked on 

our dining hall. 

One upset construction worker 
commented, "It really hurts us 
when people yell crude things at 
us. We are not pieces of meat to 

Photo by Allison Beverly, 

be gawked at We have feelings 
just like every other human be- 

In an ironic twist, the women 
of Longwood College attempted 

to say that the construction work- 
ers were harassing them. Some 
women claimed that every time 
they walked by the site, the work- 
ers gawked, whistled, and made 
rode comments to them. The 
Rotunda even dropped the 
workers numerous times in 
the Props and Drops col- 

But after a brief investi- 
gation by the campus police, 
it was determined that the 
women were not being ha- 
rassed by the men. It was 
exactly the opposite, the 
women were harassing the 
The women should be ashamed 
of themselves! Harassing innicent 
men who are just doing there job! 
Truly, this has been a dark year 
for Longwod College. 


The Bof mida 

APRIL 1,1999 







melissa "i am tortuga" gill-dicta- 
tor of longwood 


Box 2901 

Longwood College 
Farmville.VA 23909 

The REAL Sporty Spice 
Frat Boy Defease Lawyer 
Elevator Crusader 
Assistant to J.C. Chasez 
Phish Roadie 
Purple People Eater 
Jane Goodall Stalker 
Staff Jock 
Staff Punching Bag 
Sex and Violence Editor 
Embezzlement Manager 
Richard Gere's Mistress 
Staff Dirty Whose 
Crack Supplier 

Photo: 804-395-2120 

Fax: 804-395-2237 

Melissa GUI and Kristen Ingram 

Jarnie Turner 

Loren Hatcher 

AJlyson Blake 

Erin Carroll 

Megan Black 

Wendy Kirkpatrick 

George Laaum 

Becky Taylor 

Kevin Rock 

Cindy Nichols 


Dr. Chrys 

Damefle 'KkiJboxJng Queen" Recame, Eden "Give me $$" 
t3eatus Bartholomew" Beverley, Tera *X3ue* my 
H CA n Koa,Aaft« H 16A 


The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood College, is published weekly during the aca- 
demic year (except holidays and exam periods) and is printed in the offices of the FarmvMe Herald, 
Faravilk, VA. 

Afl ankles, advertisements, letters to me editor, and pictures must be received by five o'clock p.m. 
me Sunday prior to the Thursday publication. All letters to die editor must be typed, and include 
aameandtetephooemmAer. Any person wishing to have his/her name not appear on the published 
letter must request so in writing. All letters arc subject to editing 

The Rotunda a m equal opportunity employer. 

I jus wanna take this 
oportunety to thank 
Longwud Colege for the 
exelent edukashun that I have 
done got this year. I am so glad 
to be. And becuz I have done got- 
ten me a good edukashun I done 
becom the edditor of the scool 

I have lerned that this ain't the 
place for no dummies and I sure 
ain't dum. I represint the smartest 
group of peepul on kampus an I 
know that Dr.Koremea is so hapy 
to have me refeckt the scool's 

I done got so smart that they 
wantme to live in that place called 
ARK. (I think its suposetobe a re- 
ligious place you know like Noah 
an the rest of them holy peepul). 

1 nem Longwud peepul are so 
grate. I am so thankfull that they 
let me in this place. Exspeshally 
since I didn't have me no deploma 

from hi scool. 

It sure wuz awfuly nice for them 

to let me in. 

Me an the other edditor jus 
wanna incourage peepul to git 
envolved in Longwud. A good 
oportunety that you should take 
is to go see some of the bands. 
Their is this vegetable band, 
Apples Love Tomatos, you can 
call Melisa about that one. An 
their is this frat boy band I think 
they are sumthing like TS-5 and 
Loren Hatcher knows all about 
that I think that their is also one 
called 5th Floor, they are 
suposedtobe really good too! 

Well, thank you folks fer lettin 
me tell ya all my opinons an stuff! 
christien ingram-docter of 

NOTE: In case you forgot, the 
Rofimda is an April Fools issue, 
so please don't kill us over our 
super freaky articles. 

Your Letters 

Nightwalkers Clear up Intoxication 
Misconceptions for Students 

Dear Editor, 

This is in regards to the article 
written about Nightwalkers and 
campus safety. 

I would like to rephrase some 
of my article's ideas. I gave the 
impression that no matter what 
the circumstances, if you are in- 
toxicated, the police will sot be 

I want to correct that idea. If 
you are intoxicated, it is the dis- 
cretion of the Nightwalkers 
whether or not the police will be 

If you are intoxicated to the 
point that mere may be a serious 
threat to your health, the escort 
may inform the police. 

This is in order to ensure your 
safety. We do not want to risk tak- 
ing you home, only to leave you 
with potential health problems be- 
cause of the alcohol. 

Also, as we stated before, if 
physical harm to an escort occurs, 
charges will be pressed. I do not 
want to discourage the use of the 
student escort services, but I do 
want to prevent misuse. 

If you would like an escort, 
please call x2091 between dusk 
and midnight Sunday through 
Thursday, and dusk and 2 a.m. 
Friday and Saturday, 

Bonnie Pancoast 

Alcohol Policy is Great for Students 

I would like to thank Longwood 
College for passing the new al- 
cohol policy that allows the 
school to call my parents (if I am 
under 21) if lam intoxicated. 

I really enjoy being treated like 
a kid again! I turned into an adult 
at age 18, so I was so indepen- 
dent from my parents mat I for- 
got how it felt to be hawked over 
by an adult 

Just when I thought I was grown 

up again, Longwood takes over 
the parental role. 

But I really enjoy feeling 5 
again. I was thinking about break- 
ing out all of my toys too. Maybe 
we should start sending report 
cards home every 6 weeks to the 
parents so that they are sure that 
their little darlings are doing a 
good job at nursery school-oh, i 
mean college. 

APRIL 1,1999 




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Football, Lac rosse, and Title IX, Oh My! 

Sexist Altar Boy 

I've got two words for you-Title 
DC Has anyone really taken the 
time to realize that the number of 
sporting teams is slightly unbal- 
anced? Come on now, the stu- 
dents are not that dumb. We men 
are entitled to another team here. 
Title EX was originally created to 
assist women so that there would 
be an equal opportunity in activi- 
ties between the sexes. During the 
years after it's creation, it worked 
solely for the sake of the females. 
Well, what most people don't re- 
alize is that it works both ways. 

Athletics just happens to fall 
under the category of "activities." 
The exact Title DC states^ "No 
person in the U.S. shall, on the 
basis of sex be excluded from 
participation in, or denied the ben- 
efits of, or be subjected to dis- 
crimination under any educa- 
tional program or activity receiv- 
ing federal aid." This does not 
mean that an equal number of ath- 
letic teams are necessary, but the 
number of athletes participating 
must be relatively even. 

If we decide to compare the 
sports here at Longwood, this is 
what you would find: women's 
softball vs. men's basketball-golf- 
soccer-tennis-baseball. All of 
these sports have a relatively even 
number of athletes on their ros- 
ters. So what's left, but women's 
field hockey and lacrosse, and 
men's wrestling. The roster for 
men's wrestling does not even 
come close to matching the num- 
ber of players on the field hockey 
team and lacrosse team com- 
bined. This leaves plenty of room 
to add another men's team here 
at Longwood. 

It just doesn't match up in the 
end, which is exactly why the 

men deserve another team. In or- 
der to get another team by Title 
DC requirements, there are three 
things that must be fulfilled. The 
first thing is, does the ratio of ath- 
letes by gender mirror the under- 
graduate population? In Long- 
wood's case, yes. If the first is no 
(which in this case it is), is there 
a history of expansion for the 
underrepresented sex? Also a yes 
because Longwood only became 

coed in 1976, therefore Long- 
wood has been adding teams. But 

by the third requirement, shows 
that Longwood should be ready 
for another men's team which is, 
has there been a measure to meet 
the interest of the underrepre- 
sented sex? In this case, it is a big 
fat "NO." There has been an in- 
terest in both students and 
coaches to add a higher profile 
sport to the athletics program. A 
higher profile sport would help 
attract more interest from students 
that live out of the state. Two 
sports that seem to be of interest 
by the Longwood students and 
staff is men's football and men's 

Let's look at this from a ratio- 
nal point of view. Let's say that 
Longwood added a football team. 
The roster for football includes 
about 100+ players, which would 
then upset the balance of the total 
number of athletes and then re- 
quire another women's team to be 
added. Lacrosse on the other hand 
only has about 20+ players, which 
would equal out the number of 
teams, and athletes. This means 
that adding a lacrosse team would 
be more rational than another 
sport like football, also because 
of three primary reasons. First is 
the size of the team is more prac- 
tical. Thus making the teams list 
on a more equal level than cur- 

rently. The second reason is be- 
cause there is more of an interest 
for a lacrosse team. If a lacrosse 
team was added then there would 
be a higher level of competition 
then a football team. It would be 
easier to try to fill 20+ strong seats 
than 100+. Finally, there is al- 
ready the facilities to host a men's 
lacrosse team. There is a field, a 
scoreboard, and goals with nets. 
No matter the team, there would 

be uniforms to purchase. 

Which of these two sports 

would most likely get to the point 
of becoming a team here? Let's 
take another point of view, or 
rather a question. How many Di- 
vision II football teams can you 
name in the CVAC (Carolinas 
Virginia Athletic Conference) 
which we are participants in? Not 
many, huh? That's because there 
are none. Now, what about la- 
crosse? Oh, where shall I begin? 
In the CVAC there are currently 
three schools that have a men's 
lacrosse team. The other schools 
are Limestone, Pfeiffer, and Lees- 
McRae. The only thing is that they 
have to play in the Deep South 
Conference. This is because it 
takes only four schools in a con- 
ference to recognize a sport in the 
conference. If Longwood were to 
add a men's lacrosse team to it's 
athletic program then lacrosse 
would be a conference affiliated 
sport in the CVAC. 

So what's the bottom line, equal 
opportunity in athletics. What's 
that spell, Title K, Where am I 
going with this you ask? Long- 
wood is ready for another men's 
sport here. If we were to add la- 
crosse here, we already have some 
division ranked students that 
would love to get involved, and 
are just waiting for the go-ahead. 

$ J)RK5 wi -PRO© • 


-To Faculty that move student bookbags from dining hall tables 
so that they don't have to eat upstairs. Hey, have a little respect 
-To Cashiering for not cashing checks. We know you have 

-Administration for putting rusted aluminum coffee cans by the 
"smoking spots." They are uglier than the trash. 
-The Spanish Department for scheduling only one section for 
upper level Spanish courses. 
-To Longwood for causing all of the Faculty to leave. 
-To Cormier for firing Ron Carr. 

-To Longwood for only having one cool guy to fix Macs for us. 
-To the Navy for taking away all of the hottie men. 
-To the phantom in the newspaper office that breaks all of our 
equipment every Wednesday night 

-To the administration for giving us a Reading Day. MAN! Like 
we really wanted a day off! 
-To the construction workers for being so quiet. 
To Kevin's not your calendar! 
-To Marilyn Manson for refusing to play in Jarman. 
•To Rinky Dink for losing his balls! (Tennis, that is...) 

Send your Props and Drops to 

Sneafr Out 

What is your favorite memory while jrou 
were at Longwootf 

"When I came out of the closet 
I was able to keep my dignity 
and my purse!" 

-Tinky Winky 

"Streaking at a Women's Field 
Hockey game." 


"Walking into Stubbs and 
seeing not one, but 50 some 
girls in blue dresses." 

-Bill Clinton 

'Karioke in the Cafe.' 

-Pope John Paul II 


The Rotunda 

APRIL 1,1999 

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Chi Secret Part 2 

Note: This is a reprint from James 
Boston 's April 1989 CHI article. 
On many occasions, the CHI 
banner watched over the crowd in 
the College Shop ami on the ath- 
letic field. Bright red skulls be- 
gan to appear around campus on 
the sidewalks. This staunch group 
of girl s was held fast by undying 
loyalty, strong bonds of friend- 
ship, and a firm purpose. 

The year ended with what was 
termed a "coming out party." This 
was a bonfire which was said to 
cast its glow to reveal the identi- 
ties of the CHI members. Over 
die years, it became customary at 
this ritual for the members to 
circle this bonfire and commend 
those whose spirit and loyalty to 
the college was felt by all. 

In the 70's, a new group was 
formed as a takeoff on CHI. This 
group was composed of campus 
clowns and "fun troublemakers" 
who called themselves "Ca- 
hoots." They did a comical ver- 
sion of CHI which included a 
mock walk. The group died out 
sometime during the late 70's - 
early 80*s. 

CHI of 1970 presented a Blue 
and White songbook, which was 
a collection of class, color, and 
college songs, as a reminder of 
CHI's essential purpose. This 
purpose was said to be "not in- 

scribed on paper, but could be 
found only in the hearts and 
minds of those who sought it 

Today, with a new symbol, that 
of the Rotunda, CHI WALKS 
IT!!! Its activities have changed 
over the years, but its aim to up- 
hold the spirit of Longwood has 
remained constant. 

Students still get chills when 
they read letters to the student 
body encouraging support of col- 
lege functions and academic ex- 
cellence. They still look forward 
to the CHI burning, where recog- 
nition is given to students, faculty, 
and administrators who have 
made outstanding contributions to 
the college community. 

As for die question "exactly 
how does one get into CHI?"- that 
will probably never be known for 
sure. We do know that they are 
chosen for their outstanding con- 
tributions to Longwood College. 

The important thing to know 
and understand about CHI is that 
it maintains the spirit and tradi- 
tions of this fine institute. With- 
out spirit, CHI would have no rea- 
son for being. Realizing that the 
spirit depends on each student, 
CHI strives to kindle the flame 
and keep it burning in the hearts 
of all. 

Longwood Celebrates Women's History 
Month with Lectures and Activities 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

In celebration of Women's 
History Month, Longwood**s 
Women's Studies Program under 
the direction of Or. Candis 
LaPrade, has been hosting a se- 
ries of lectures and discussions 
focusing on women's issues. 

Some recent programs have 
highlighted such topics as 
women in politics, the four 
sororites founded at Longwood, 
and American Indian women. 

On March 23, Longwood's 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Tanya 
Metich, held a lunch discussion 
on the role of women in politics. 
Melich is involved in an organi- 
zation called The White House 
Project. Its' purpose is to help 
female candidates campaign for 
the Presidency. She talked about 
various female politicians and 
their chances of winning a Presi- 
dential election. 

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Dr. LaPrade brought together 
the four Alpha chapter sororities 
on campus on March 29 in Hull. 

The ""Farmville Four" are Al- 
pha Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta, 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, and ZetaTau 
Alpha. Each made a short presen- 
tation on their sorority's history, 
their national philanthropy, and 
other activities. 

Damien DuChamp, Greek 
Affiairs Coordinator, was also in 
attendance. He raised questions 
about campus locations that are 
special to these sororities, such as 
die Ruff ner buildings and the Col- 
onnades, where their founders 
originally held their meetings. 

Dr. Deborah Welch, Professor 
of History, gave a lecture on 
March 30 called Our Debt to Our 
Grandmothers. The presentation 
focused on American Indians 
striving to hold on to their culture 
despite the history of conflict be- 
tween Indians and Anglos 



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The women, according to Dr. 
Welch, were able to maintain their 
role in Native American tribes in 
the 19th century when the U.S. 
government confined tribes to 

Men lost their societal roles 
when traditional activities, such 
as hunting, were no longer al- 
lowed. Women, on the other hand, 
whose role had always been to 
raise the children, still had this re- 
sponsibility and were therefore 
able to pass on traditions and keep 
their culture alive. 

Dr. Welch concluded by read- 
ing excerpts of poetry by Native 
American authors, and then an- 
swered questions about Native 
American history and problems 
that this minority now face in try- 
ing to hold onto that culture. 

Dr. LaPrade emphasized the 
importance of women's contribu- 
tions to society, throughout this 
month's programs and hopes that 
more people will begin to take an 
interest in women's studies. 

Mr. and Mrs. 



Staff Writer 

Jason Helling, a soccer player, 
and Beth Hadrys, a women's la- 
crosse player were winners in the 
Mr. and Mrs. Fitness contest 

About ISO people came to sup- 
port their fellow classmates and 
team players. The purpose of the 
contest was to show that fitness 
can be fun and to donate some of 
the proceeds to charity. A good 
amount of funds were collected 
and contributed to the Ronald 
McDonald House in Richmond. 

Other competitors were Kris 
Denson, Whitney Shaw, Tera 
Borgna, Liddy Man, Bonnie 
Malholchic, Sarah Jones, Angela 
Snyder, James Dame, James 
Johnson, Tim Lucas, and Bruce 

Jennifer Graumann's 
challenge was a succei 

it was not only organized, but the 
athletes had fun as well 

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gal drug dependent Ryan 
Phillippe look-alike to share ter- 
rible relationship. Must have ar- 
rest record and cruel intentions. 
Wanted: Married man of non- 
caucasian race to impregnate 
SWF w/illegitimate child so 
grandparents will quit speaking to 
me. Must be an ex-con going to 
jail on drug charges. 
Wanted: White House Intern. 
Must have strong oral communi- 
cation skills. 

Wanted: Nonabusive editor that 
doesn't kick, punch, poke, call 
names, and doesn't consider all 
testosterone to be sexist. Call 
Kevin at x2 120, 

Lost: car, sexy man, a record con- 
tract, and my Hawaiian island. If 
found, all answer to the name of 
"wishful thinking." 
Lost: My virginity. Reward if 

Lost: My mind. Last seen in The 
Rotunda office on 3/31. 

Wanted: The very rare "real 
man." Previous applicants need 
not apply. Call x2 1 20 for criteria. 
Willing to scrub your bathroom 
with my toothbrush. Cost: 2 Jane 
Goodall tickets. 

Petite, brunette sorority girl seek- 
ing Italian Stallion for date to for- 
mal dance and possible relation- 

Looking for a good tune? Wanna 
get down and dirty? Call Bambi 

Rotunda Midget Toss Fund- 
raiser. Throw Dr. Chrys Kahn- 
Egan 6 feet and win a prize! Only 
$1 to play. 

LOitfa Fair held by the PHED De- 
partment. If interested call 1-800- 

Found: Marilyn Manson hiding 
and lost in the Frazer Rec Lounge. 
Scared of light, water, and men. 
Please call x6666 for information. 
Reward for whoever can catch 
the newspaper phantom that 
breaks the printers. 



Important Housing Dates in April 

1st: Squatters, ARC, Single Room sign up and turn in card 

to appropriate REC. 

2nd: Greek and Special Interest housing cards due to REC's 

from Housing Chairs. 

6-7th: Within building moves take place in REC's office. 

12th: Between building sign-up takes place in Lancaster. 

14th: Late housing sign-up begins in the Housing Office. 

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April Fool's Day! 

All Night Crack Party 

in Tech hall- 
bring your own pipe 
@ 11:00 p.m. 

Private Ben Affleck 
Strip Show 

in Kristen Ingram's room 
@ Midnight 


actually decided to serve 
edible food all day, but 
only for a one day spe- 
cial, so get it while you 

President Bill Clinton: 
Guest Speaker 

in Jarman Auditorium 
6:00 p.m. 

Rugrats Movie 

in the Ballroom 
8:00 p.m. 

Hard Left & BS9 

in die Java Hut 
9:30 p.m. 

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Mud wrestling 

in Lankford Ballroom 
9:00 p.m. 

Rugrats Movie 

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Melissa Gill's 
20th Birthday!! 

One more year before 
the real fun starts 

Margarita Night 

2nd Floor Cox 
All invited, 
the more the merrier! 
10:00 p.m. 


National Buff Men 
Shirtless Day 

If you are a buff man, go 
shirtless today. 

Forum in Hull: 

Construction Crew 
speaks about Sexual 
8:00 p.m. 


in Erin Carroll's room 


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APRIL 1,1999 


NASA Reveals S 

s '* 


NASA. We all think that this 
represents the National Aeronau- 
tic and Space Association, but this 
week they have revealed them- 
selves as the Necrophiliacs 
Against Saving Anyone. 

They have decided to reveal 
themselves in order to support the 
work of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, as 
well as to encourage others to fol- 
low in his footsteps. 

An unidentified NASA em- 
ployee exclaimed, "I love being 
an ass-tronaut! The dead human 
body is such a beautiful thing." 

This employee also cleared 
up some confusion by explaining 
that space probes are actually real, 
they just have a different purpose 

than perceived by the general 


The last big experiment for this 
organization took place on John 
Glenn's most recent flight. The 
original mission entailed that 
John Glenn would die of heart 
failure during the blast off. The 
remaining ass-tronauts would 
finish out the mission by putting 


the space probes into good use. 

Unfortunately for them, this 
mission did not go as planned. A 
spokesman for NASA announced 
that this mission was not a total 
waste. When Glenn nodded off 
the ass-tronauts thought that he 
had passed on and did begin the 
experiment. About half way 
through, to the ass-tronauts sur- 
prise, Glenn awoke and the ex- 
periment had to be terminated. 

NASA is hoping to receive 
more funding now mat they have 
rocketed out of the closet They 
hope that the general public is just 
dying to visit their new and im- 
proved headquarters. For more 
information call 1-800-DEAD 
GUY or visit NASA's web site at 

From the Rafters 

King of Homing 

Hellooooooo Longwood 
and Spring! Gotta love the flow- 
ers on a sunny day! 

Spring break is past and fi- 
nals are right around the corner. 
It will soon be time to pack it all 
up and head home. But first, you 
need to select your room for next 

Room Selection Informa- 
tion and Room Selection Cards 
have been mailed to all students 
who have paid deposits or re- 
ceived a waiver. Students who 
have not received a card, need to 
check their status with the 
Cashiering Office or go there to 
pay. You must have a Room Se- 
lection Card to participate in the 
room selection process. 

You must also have a room- 
mate. The Housing Office has a 
roommate matching service if you 
have not found a roommate yet. 
Drop by and check it out If you 
do not have a roommate you will 
not be able to pick a room until 
April 14th. Late housing sign-up 
is conducted in the Housing Of- 

AJ1 ARC and single room 
applicants should have received 
confirmation of their status al- 

ready. ARC sign-up is going on 
now and is a separate process 
from regular room selection pro- 
cess. We are no longer accepting 
ARC or single room applications. 

Room selection for student 
moving to another building will 
take place on April 12 in 
Lancaster Hall starting at 8:00 
pm. If you are going to squat your 
room or move within your build- 
ing (freshmen can not squat their 
rooms), you must see your REC 
during their office hours on the 
dates listed in the Room Selection 
Information newsletter. 

Current students who want 
a specific transfer student or re- 
admit as a roommate must sub- 
mit this request in writing (email 
works) to the Housing 

Office by Friday, April 2nd. 
The transfer or readmit must have 
active paperwork with the Admis- 
sions Office to be eligible for a 
mutual roommate request. 

Good luck with the room 
selection process. Remember you 
picked your roommate this time 

If you have questions, feel 
free to contact your REC, the 
Housing Office at x-2080, or me 
at ebell. I'm still on injured re- 
serve. No racquetball update. 

Art Department Announces Artists 
of the Month 

1st Place 

Mary Phillips 

Title: A walk in the park 

Media: Photograph 

2ml Place 

Dominic Farley 

Title: Dreams 

Media: Stained Glass 

Third Place 

Barry Stephens 




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Great Truths About Life That LMe Children ikeve Learned 
1 No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats. 

2. When item is mad at your Dad, don't let her bra* your hair. 

3. If your siater hits you, don't hit her Sack. They always catch the 

4. You san't trust dogs to watch your food. 

5. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your 

6. Puppies sfifi have had breath even after eating a tic-tac. 

7. Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time. 

8. You canH hide a oiece of broccoli in a glass of milk 

9. Don't wear polka-dot underwear under wis 

Great Truths Atom Ltfe That Adults Have Learned 
1 . Raising teenagers a like trying to nail JellO to a ore. 
2 Wnnkies don't hurt 

3. The heat way to keep kids at home is to make the home a 
pleasant atmosphere.,. and let the air out of their tires. 

4. Families are like fudge.. .mostly sweet with a tew nuts. 

5. Middle age is when you choose cereal for me fiber, not the toy. 

6. The more you complain, toe longer God kite you Hve. 

7. If you can remain calm, you don't have all the facts. 

8. You know you're getting old when yon stoop to tie your shoes 
and wonder what else you can do while you're down there. 


Movie Review : ANTZ 

Guest Writer 

Spring break. For college students, this is die time to refuel and 
prepare for the journey into exam time. When we get home, we usu- 
ally crack open our textbooks and begin to study for exams in May. I 
am aware of the fact mat we all will be working hard in our homes 
over break; therefore, I have dug up a home video that will surprise 

Let's take a look at Antz. This movie is the work of DreamWorks 
(Deep Impact, The Prince of Egypt). You may not have been aware 
of it, but earlier mis year there was a race between DreamWorks and 
Disney to debut an animated movie starring bugs. DreamWorks was 
able to get Ann out first, but Disney was able to grab greater box 
office attention with their movie, A Bug 's Life. Antz fell into the shad- 
ows, and is now on home video, where it wi 11 do much better. 

The movie features an all star cast of voices such as. Woody Allen, 
Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Jennifer Lopez and 
Danny Glover to mention a few. Woody Allen does the voice for Z, 
the main character. 

Z is a worker ant that dreams of a better life, yet is cynical and 
clever with his speech. Z acts much like MTV's Daria, but with in- 
creased wimness. In the movie, Z switches places with an army 
ant (Sylvester Stallone) to win the heart of the princess (Sharon Stone). 
During Z's journey to enlightenment and happiness, he fights in a war 
against termites and visits a place called "Insectopia". 

Antz is not a movie for young children. It has a PG rating, but the 
symbolism and satire inherent in the film is too sop h ist i ca te d for young 
viewers. This movie attacks our own social structure much in the way 
that Jonathan Swift was able to do in his satirical work, Gulliver's 
Travels. In addition to this, the antagonist in Antz has characteristics 
of Adolf Hitler. This point creates a struggle between good and evil in 
the mkfct of a society of followers. One of the final statements by Z is 
a one sentence synopsis of the film, "Well there you have it Your 
average boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy changes underlying social 

This movie is very well put together. The animation is well done 
and the cast of voices is excellent I have to take some points off 
because it's not really for children, but it still scores 3 teats out of 5. 

Speech and Theatre De- 
partments Hold Senior 
Showcase in W ygal 

tion, or something that had mean- 

Asst. Copy Editor 

On Friday March 26, the 
Speech and Theatre Department's 
Senior Seminar class put on its' 
annual Senior Showcase in Wygal all the people I grew up with per 
in the Molnar Recital Hall and in form, because they're gradual 

ing to the individual actor or ac- 

Performance major Robbie 
Fuhrman said, "It was sad to see 

the Haga Room. The Showcase 
gives senior Theatre majors a 
chance to display their creations 
and talents. Technical Theatre 


Speas stressed the fact that Se- 
nior Seminar 461 was the 
"student's course." It was up to die 

majors had their portfolios on dis- students what would be taught 
play, which included pictures, and discussed in the class. At the 
sketches, and their professional beginning of the semester Speas 


A computer was also set-up on 
an overhead projector which dis- 
played the student's homepages. 
"The homepage was a require- 
ment for the course. Theatre 461. 

deemed the class to be "whatever 
it structures to be." 

The Showcase benefitted se- 
niors and underclassmen, show- 
ing off their abilities and getting 
them ready for the real world. It 

With today's society, a homepage benefitted the underclassmen by 
serves as a business card," said showing them their potential," 

instructor Bruce Speas. 

After milling around the port- 
folios and homepages, Bruce 
Speas announced the beginning of 
the performance aspect of the 

It was now the Performance 
majors turn to shine. Actors and 
actresses performed 2-3 mono- 
logues and three actresses sang 
songs. Pieces included selections 
from Measure for Measure, 
Quitters, Burn This, and The 
House of Blue Leaves. 
Each performer chose their per- 

said Technical Theatre major Jen 
Howard. « 

After the performances, people 
could view the portfolios again 
and talk to the performers. Dr. 
Gene Muto, head of the Speech 
and Theatre Department was on- 
hand, as well as the Dean of Lib- 
eral Arts and Sciences, Dr. Cordle. 

Performance major Josh Nowak 
said, "The Showcase was a great 
way for Theatre majors to show 
what they've accomplished. It was 
informal, so there weren't a lot of 
nerves. It was more of a family 

formance piece, usually from a thing, rather than a school thing." 
past Longwood Theatre produc- 

Cheap Cats 


Yes, we are all college journalists! 

We paused to read the menu 
outside of the con- 
sisted of calzones, veal parmesan 
and fish sandwiches. Groaning, 
we trudged upstairs praying our 
cards would swipe successfully. 
We proceeded to get our silver- 
ware and trays, skimming the 
water off of the trays and inspect- 
ing the silverware for foreign ob- 

Unlike my literary colleagues, 
I chose to pick up some brown 
green beans, a brownie, and then 
made my way to the salad bar. 
After scraping the crumbs from 
my plate I placed on it some yel- 
lowed salad greens, along with 
some molded cheese, congealed 
green peppers and stale croutons. 
Scooping into the ranch dressing, 
I pulled an orange concoction, ap- 
pearing to be a mixture of vari- 
ous other dressings. I think a 
crusted over fingernail was also 
in the dressing, so I quickly re- 
placed the ladle and decided on a 
dry salad. I went to get some soup. 
They were serving Longwood's 
specialty, Salt Soup. Despite the 
label — its all salt soup! 

After a twenty minute wait in 
the Beverage Hut I was shoved 
into the massive tower of four 
ounce cups. I took six and filled 
each with the finest of all bever- 
age, Farm ville Sparkling Mineral 

"Smash or Trash" CD Reviews 

Madonna: Like a Virgin 

Staff Writer 

Madonna, who made an impact 
with her self-titled debut returns 
with a more mature Kid thought- 
ful second album Like A Virgin, 

In this collection of songs. Ma- 
donna continues to challenge lis- 
teners with sexy lyrics and beau- 
tiful vocals against the backdrop 
of hip and modern instrumenta- 

The first song, Material Girl is 
the playful ode to modern mate- 
rialistic values. "Only boys who 
save their pennies make my rainy 
day," Madonna sings about her 
never-ending quest for a finan- 
cially secure nun to love. 

While the tone is comical, it 

money-driven culture. 

Despite the toughness she 
projects on songs such as Over 
and Over mat feature lyrics such 
as "You're never gonna tee me 
standin' still/ Tm never gonna stop 
till I get my fill," Madonna is not 

afraid to reveal her sure vulner- 
able side on songs like Love Don 't 

Live Here Anymore, a ballad 
about being abandoned by a lover 
Here, Madonna's vocal range 
shines, and she makes the listener 
feel what she is singing. 

However, die true focus of this 
album is me style of dance music 
Madonna introduced on her de- 
but From the sexual tide track 
Like a virgin to the ultra cool Pre- 
tender, Madonna is at her best. At 
once intelligently streetwise ud 
sweetly honest. Madonna is be- 
comes her listeners all-knowing, 
hip oft^ fndiQ. 

Like A Virgin is a competent and 
entertaining album, and with 
hope, Madonna will go far and 
i to expand her own bori- 



PAGE 10 

The Rotunda 

April 1,1999 


Tennis Teams 
Keeping Up with 
Coaches' Wishes 

Sports Editor 

The Longwood tennis team 
defeated Hampden-Sydney 4-3 
this weekend. This brings their 
record to 12-7. Throughout the 
season G. Bilaiagic leads 
Longwood with his single record 
of 11-7, 3-3 C VAC. He is fol- 
lowed by brother I, Bilaiagic, 9- 
10, 2-4 C VAC. To round out the 
top five Iljazovic (8-10, 2-4), 
Petunelli (8-10, 0-6), Helfrich 
(5-8, 3-3). The leaders of the 
double teams are O. Bilaiagic 
and Iljazovic, with their record 

of 7-10, 1-5. Longwood will 
host CVAC opponent Lees- 
McRae (NC) Thursday, April 1, 
at 1 p.m. on the Lancer Courts. 
On the other hand the 
women's tennis team is 13-2, 5- 
1 CVAC. Ramsey leads the way 
with her record of 15-3, 4-1 
CVAC in singles. Morton and 
Ramsey are still keeping their 
perfect doubles record of 10-0, 
6-0. This week, LC will host 
CVAC opponent Lees-McRae 
(NC) April^l at the Lancer 
Courts beginning at 2 p.m. 

LC Softball Splits 


Longwood (29-9, 7-3 
CVAC) split a collegiate softball 
doubleheader with visiting 
CVAC opponent Pfeiffer (N.C.) 
(12-14, 1-9 CVAC) Monday at 
Lancer Field, winning the night- 
cap 3-2 after dropping the 
opener 54. The Lancers won the 
second game as senior Libby 
Gough/Amelia County HS (2-3, 
2 RBI) hit a dramatic game- win- 
ning, two-out, two-run single 
down the third base line for the 
come-from-behind triumph. 
Freshman Sarah Lavinus/Uoyd 
C. Bird HS was also 2-3 at the 
plate with a sacrifice hit, stolen 
base, and a run, while sopho- 

more Denise Wack/Great Bridge 
HS (14-4) earned the pitching 
win with a complete-game effort 
- allowing eight tuts and two 
runs in seven innings with one 
strikeout In the first game, LC 
was led by Oougfa (2-3, RBI, sto- 
len base) at the plate, while 
graduate student Stacey Rose/ 
Thomas Jefferson HS (15-5) 
took the pitching loss - allow- 
ing seven hits and five runs in 
five innings with three 
strikeouts. The Falcons scored 
the winning run in the sixth in- 
ning after Longwood had rallied 
froma4-l deficit to tie the game 
at 4-4 through five innings. 

Baseball Fails at Erskine 12-11 


Longwood (14-16, 4-13 
CVAC) dropped a 12-11 colle- 
giate baseball decision at CVAC 
opponent Erskine Monday. The 
Lancers weer led by freshman 
Adrian Watkins/Garfield HS (3- 
3) and senior Fred Stoots/Clover 
Hill HS who hit a solo home run, 
his fifth mis season, in the fifth 
inning. Longwood (15-16) took 
a 9-3 collegiate baseball triumph 
past visiting Lynchburg (5-11) 
Tuesday at Lancer Stadium in 

Farmville. The Lancers rallied 
from a 2-1 deficit with three runs 
in the 4th-inning, and four more 
runs in the 5th-inning to secure 
the victory which snapped a 
seven-game losing skid. Senior 
Brad Simpson/Clover Hill HS 
(2-3, HR, 2B, 1 run, 3 RBI) pro- 
vided the big blow with a pinch- 
hit, two-run home run in the 4th- 
inning, then added a run-scoring 
double in the 5th-inning. Junior 
Doug Kenney/Cave Spring HS 
(2-1) pitched a complete-game 

for the win, yielding eight hits 
and three runs with three 
strikeouts. Kenney was also 2-3 
at the plate with a double, stolen 
base, two runs, and two RBI. Se- 
nior Fred Stoots/Clover Hill HS 
(2-5, 1 run) also collected two 
hits for LC. 

Longwood will host CVAC 
opponent Barton (NC) Thursday, 
April 1, at 3 p.m. at Lancer Sta- 
dium in a contest re-scheduled 
from two earlier postponements 
due to rain. 

Longwood College presents 

Wrestle War 99 

Friday, April 9 9 1999 

Longwood College Gym • Farmville, VA 
Bell Time - 8:00 pm 

Main Event 





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April 1,1999 


PAGE 11 

LWC Lax Ranked 
#7 with 7-3 Record 

Kick-boxing Queen 

Coach Janet Gnibbs brings 
home a 13-6 sweet victory over 
Bridge water on Wednesday, 
March 24. Sophomore Natalie 
Smith led the team with their 
three goals and two assists. 
Other dominating players were 
senior Laurie Hogan (3g, la), 
senior Dawn Duboksi (2g, la), 
freshman Nichol Miller (2g), 
junior Tina Whi taker (2g), fresh- 
man Beth Hadrys (lg, la), and 
one assist each from freshman 
Jess Colletta and sophomore 
Kris Denson. Keeper sopho- 
more Rachel Bunn brought home 
nine saves which gives LWC 
their sixth winning streak, but 
after this past weekend, the 
Lancers gained a 6-3 record. 

Longwood hosted 

Shippensburg (PA) on Saturday, 
March 27 and Bloorasburg (PA) 
on Sunday, March 28. 
Saturday's game was not in fa- 
vor of the Lancers. The final 
score was 11-8, Shippensburg. 
Top scorers were Hadrys who 
had 3 goals, and Hogan who had 
two goals and one assist Fol- 
lowed by Miller (lg, la), 
Duboksi (lg), and freshman 

Melanie Downie (la). Bunn con- 
tributed 17 saves in the contest 

LWC dropped 6- 12 ro visitng 
Bloomsburg, Sunday at First 
Avenue Field. The Lancer's 
ranked #7 in this week's IWLCA 
Poll, were led by Hogan with 
two goals, and Bunnhad 22 
saves. Other scoring lancers 
were Downie (lg), senior Mel- 
issa Miranda (lg), Smith (lg), 
Duboski (lg), Whitaker (la), 

LWC continues to be in full 
force, winning 13-4 over 
Howard University (DC) March 
31. This puts them with a 7-3 
record. Smith was the outstand- 
ing player with three goals and 
one assist 

Smith continues to lead 
Longwood with her 26 goals and 
16 assists, for 42 points. She is 
followed by Hogan (27g, 4a, 3 1 
points), Hadrys (lOg, 7a, 17 
points), Whitaker (8g,8a, 16 
points), and Miller ( 11 g, 2a, 13 
points). Bunn has 102 saves on 
the season. She has allowed 77 
goals for a save percentage of 

Longwood will travel to 
Ashland to play Randolph-Ma- 
con, today, April 1st 

Home Run Derby 
Set for April 8 


On Thursday, April 8 at 9 
p.m. Longwood College Stu- 
dents will be able to enter a 
Home Run Derby, under the 
Lights, at the new Lancer Field. 

Both men and women win 

able to cry for a Home Run 
they get two pitches for $2.00. 
Bach contestant will need to sup- 
ply their own pitcher. The 
^ongwood Sof tbeil and Base- 
jail teams will be in the field 
fly balls. 

There will be popcorn and 
Pepsi for ail students who attend 
and festivities and cheer on their 

fellow students. Each home run 
will win aprize and qualify for the 
finals and the grand prize. 

It should be a good time for 
all," stated Director of A themes 
Jack Williams. "We want to 
showcase our new softball field 
that is being used by our softball 
team this Spring and wUl be uti- 
lized by Intamurals next Fall." 

All Longwood College stu- 
dents are eligible to participate. 
Each contestant (with their 
pitcher) must sign up at the field 
and have $2.00 for two pitches. 
Bats will be available or you can 
bring your own. Plan to be at 
Lancer Field on April 8, 

Longwood Rugby Team 
Looking Highly Competitive 



The Rugby team traveled to 
Philadelphia this past weekend 
to compete in a tournament 
against teams all across the coast 
Longwood competed in the Mid- 
Atlantic East Coast conference. 

They had their first game 
against Salisbury State, MD. 
They were defeated by the Mary- 

land school, 24-0. They were 
ranked third in the nation last 
season though. 

Franklin and Marshal was 
the next competor for LWC. 
LWC had it's one victory against 

this squad, 28-21. Free 
Wintermantel, James Dame 
Lewis, and Jason Fletcher scores 
for the Lancers. 

The next game for the mer 
will be against neighboring 
school, Hampden Sydney. Thii 
game will be on Thursday, Apri 
8. Then they will have at 
Alumni game during Spring 
Weekend, April 17. 

Men's Golf Still 
Hittine It Up 



Wins Again 

Longwood shot a 36-hole 
team score of 305-310-615 to 
place third among 12 teams at 
the Concord (W. Va.) Invitational 
in West Virginia March 

Host Concord won 
the tournament with its 
606 team total, fol- 
lowed by Bfuefield 
with a 608. Coach 
Kevin Hitman's squad 
is scheduled to com- 
pete at the annual 54- 
hoie Camp Lejeune In- 
tercollegiate March 
26-28 in North Caro- 

In West Virginia, LC was led 
by senior Jack Tsai/Hampton 
Roads Academy with his 74-77- 
151 to tie for 2nd-ptace individu- 
ally in the field of 62,golfere at 
the 6,884-yard, par-72 Pipes tern 
State Park. Also finishing among 
the top ten individually were lo- 
cal junior Toby Towler/Fuqua 
School with his 77-76-153 to tie 

Coach Needed for 
Men's Basketball Team 

for 7th-place, and classmate Ja- 
son Copeland/Oranby HS with 
his 78-77-155 to tie for 10th- 
place Also playing were fresh- 
men Blair Shadday/Madison 
(Ind.) Consolidated 
HS (76-80-156) and 
Myles Jones/Victoria 
College (England) HS 

Copeland contin- 
ues to lead Longwood 
with his consistent 
77.33 stroke-average 
through 12 rounds of 
competition this year, 
including a low-round 
of 71. 

Copeland is fol- 
lowed by Tsai (78.63, 74), 
Shadday (79.33, 73). Jones 
(81.50, 76), freshman Shaun 
Robertson/Nansemond River 
HS (81.00, 75), Towler (82.10, 
76), and local freshman David 
Hite/Centrai of Lunenburg HS 
(85.00, 79). The Lancers are av- 
eraging 31433 as a team with a 
low-round of 294. 

Staff Slave 


Longwood College has an- 
nounced that head mens basket- 
ball coach Roe Carr will not be 
retained for the 1999-2000 aca- 
demic year. Carr led the NCAA 
Division II Lancers to a nine- 
year record of 127-124, includ- 
ing back-to-back NCAA Tourna- 
ment appearances during 1993- 

94 and 1994-95. Longwood fin- 
ished 8- 19 during 1998-99. Can- 
was the fifth head coach in 
Longwoocrs 23-year history of 
men's basketball. He has 
coached basketball for 15 years, 
previously serving as an assis- 
tant coach at Division I Virginia 
Tech and at fellow C VAC 
ber Belmont Abbey (NC). 

Longwood and William & 
Mary (W&M) were battling it 
out on the scoreboard by back 
and forth touchdowns through- 
out the game. This went on until 
late in the fourth quarter when 
W&M's Trent Reznor (halfback) 
blocked Jeff Osgood's extra 
point attempt to tie the game at 
21 each. 

With the Lancers down 20- 
21 Longwood's Erik Roy (wide 
receiver) gets an interception 
which gives the Lancers a one 
last chance to win the game. Roy 
suffered a mild ankle sprain, 
which took him out of the game. 

W&M held off the Lancers 
into a fourth down on the 39-yard 
line. With less than a minute to 
go, coach Cay decided to attempt 
a field goal. 

The Lancers rallied after 
Osgood kicked a 49-yard field 
goal with 48 seconds left to go 
in the fourth quarter. The 
Lancer's yelled during the rest of 
the fourth quarter fending off 
W&M's offence to come up with 
the 23-21 win. 

Coach Cay of Longwood 
said after the game, 1 thought 
that William & Mary had that 
game after we missed that extra 
point in the fourth quarter, but 
my players brought it together 
and came out on top in the end." 
The Lancer's next game is sched- 
uled here on Sunday at hi ah noon 
on the First Avenue Field, hope 
to tee you there. 


The Student Government Association of 
Longwood College will be holding Cam- 
pus Elections from April 5th - 8th, 1999 in 
the New Smoker Lounge just outside of 
Blackwett Dining Hall during the lunch 
and dinner hours. The following positions 
are open for election: 

Sophomore Class Officers 

Junior Class Officers 

Senior Class Officers 

Judicial Board Justices 

Honor Board Justices 
Applications are due by Friday, April 2nd 
at 5:00pm in the SGA Office Located in the 
Leadership Resource Center in the 
Lankford Student Union. 


the Force For Positive 

SGA Meetings are every Tuesda 

W$t JXottmba 

Volume 78, Number 14 

Wishing School Was Out Since 1920 

April 8, 1999 

Local Ties Bring Jane Goodall to Longwood College 

Features Editor 

Through the work of seven 
former Prince Edward County 
High School students and their 
teacher Catherine Cottrell, who 
encouraged them to take the ulti- 
mate field trip to the Gombe 
Stream Research Centre, Yared 
Fubusa had the opportunity to at- 
tend college in die United States. 

While in Tanzania, they met 
Fubusa, now a Longwood Col- 
lege student, but then a high 
school student assisting Dr. Jane 
Goodall in her research with 
chimpanzees and baboons. 
Fubusa was one of the youngest 
field assistants at the Gombe 
Strewn Research Centre. Through 
two years, he has worked to get 
Longwood on his friend, Dr. 
Goodail's itinerary. 

In addition to Goodall and 
Fubusa's work with chimps, he is 
one of 11 or 12 people who sit on 
the central committee of the Roots 
and Shoots program for the Jane 
Goodall Institution. This program 
is deep in the heart of Fubusa and 
at die core of what Jane Goodall 

Developed in February of 
1991, Roots and Shoots was con- 
ceived by the Jane Goodall Insti- 
tution as an environmental edu- 
cation and humanitarian program 
for youth ranging from pre-school 
to college levels. 

Roots and Shoots is a non- 
profit organization of young 
people who are committed to en- 
vironmental preservation and ani- 
mal care. Its purpose is to reach 
young people and teach diem re- 
spect for the world and all of its 
unique mhabttants. It began when 
a group of 16 secondary school 
students from eight different 
schools gathered on the veranda 
of Dr. Goodali'i house in Dar es 

Salaam, Tanzania It's goals in- 
clude empowering young people. 
Roots and Shoots believes 
strongly in three fundamental ar- 
eas: the environment, animals, 
and the human community. 

The goals of Roots and Shoots 
include implementing positive 
change through learning about, 
caring for and interacting with the 
environment, demonstrating care 
and concern for all non-human 
animals, encouraging the youth to 
plan and take action to help oth- 
ers in their community, to en- 
hance the understanding between 
individuals of different cultures, 
ethnic groups, religions, socio- 
economic levels and nations 
through our global communica- 
tion network, ami to help young 
people develop self-respect, con- 
fidence in themselves, and hope 
for the future. 

It was meant to reach young 
people in Africa and give them a 
profound respect for the world 
and all its unique inhabitants, but 
it turned out to be that the idea 
was caught by so many other 
people in other countries includ- 
ing VS.," said Fubusa. 

The organization, which be- 
gan with one group, has grown at 
an exorbitant rate and now con- 
sists of 1 ,000 registered groups in 
SO countries. Roots and Shoots 
groups ire in over 38 U.S. states. 

The idea behind Roots and 
Shoots is to empower the youth 
and united people behind die is- 
sues and together solve them, 
changing die work]. 

"That's the general idea how 
a simple passion, a simple thing, 
can manage to overcome the 
problem. When you say that roots 
creep underground everywhere 
and make a firm foundation. You 
have to make a firm foundation. 
You have to creep around first 

before you can make a firm foun- Roots and Shoots chapter at his 
dation. Then shoots can break high school in Tabora. At that 

open great big walls and establish 
themselves," remarked Fubusa. In 

his last year of high school in Tan- 
zania, Fubusa helped to start a 

time, Roots and Shoots was only 
in two states, one in Das es Sa- 
laam, where it began and one in 
Segoma, which is Fubusa's home. 

I asked Fubusa if he felt that 
Dr. Goodall was responsible for 
him being able to attend college 
in the states. 

"There no doubt about it. The 
trend began years and years ago 
with Louis Leakey who sent Dr. 
Goodall to study chimpanzees in 
Gombe, Tanzania, and it hap- 
pened that I was born near Gombe 
National Park, where Dr. Goodall 
was able to hear about me and see 
my talents. She accepted me to 
become part of her team and to 
study chimpanzees in Gombe and 
act in Root and Shoots. I was also 
even allowed to sleep in her room 
because most of the time she's not 
there. So I eat her food and I live 
her life. And then one day before 
the Christmas of 1 995, 1 get a tele- 
phone call, a fax from Dr. 
See ROOTS p.6 

Will the Y2K Bug Affect Longwood? 


As the year 2000 rolls around, 
predicted mainframe problems 
have computer specialists all 
worked up. This is due to what 
many refer to as the millennium 
bug, a glitch in computer systems 
which will cause them to read the 
year 1000 as 1900. During the 
years of computer development, 
programmers inserted the last two 
digits of a year when entering 
time-sensitive data. This em- 
ployed shortcut now serves as a 
potential catastrophe for society 
as we know h. 

When Longwood students 
were asked about what they 
thought of die Millenium bug re- 
actions were varied, 1 can't stop 
it, but I am concerned," says 
Longwood student Mary ABen. tf 
e correct, then many 

more Longwood students should 
be concerned. 

For the many systems that are 
highly dependent on dates, bank- 
ing, mortgage, and insurance, the 
bug could cause an outbreak of 
consequences that could affect 
students greatly. After die year 
2000, the banking industry's 
schedules of loans and mortgages 
could be erroneously updated, 
which means all those student 
accounts would be wiped out. 
And credit cards with tibe expira- 
tion date of 2000 could become 
useless to shoppers, and yes, that 
includes Longwood students. 

Intensive efforts are underway 
in the government and die private 
sectors to reprogram systems to 
be Y2K compliant But due to die 
millions of new codes that need 
to be ed ite d before the end of the 
century, and die lack of guaran- 
tee mat it wiU work, die outlook 

isn't a good one. When 
Longwood College technician 
Paul Roach was asked what he 
thought about the efforts put forth 
to fix die problem, his reply was 
a grim one. "By the year 2000, 
the FAA will only have about 
75% of then computers ready," 
says Roach. "Bad things are go- 
ing to happen, but it's not like so- 
ciety is going to stop." But not 
only is time an issue, so is the lack 
of programmers able to fix the 
problem. There are approxi- 
mately 500,000 mainframe pro- 
grammers in the United States. 
Another 500,000 to 700,000 ex- 
penenced computer programmers 
we need e d to make die repairs. 

While intensive efforts are 
being made to stop this expensive 
calamity before it even starts. 


if only time will tell. 


— — — 


— H\)t &ottmba 



Csincidence or con 
spiracy? Is it just me or 
does it seem like all ma- 
jor tests and big projects are all 
due at the same time? 

Since we have all taken on the 
responsibilities of college stu- 
dents we have to comply with the 
stipulations that come with the 
territory, but is it really necessary 
for everything to be assigned and 
due all at once? 

This topic does not make me 
angry, it is just perplexing. I can 
assume that since the material that 
needs to be covered is done so in 
during the same time span and 
therefore all professors give tests 
at the same time. It would be lu- 
dicrous for students to expect pro- 
fessors to consult each other in 
order not to schedule all tests dur- 
ing the same week, but is there 
any other way to avoid the 


The other possibility behind 
this tuneless saga is that all pro- 
fessors plan to schedule tests dur- 
ing the same week. It is a deviant 
ploy that is designed to make or 
break the student Is this how the 
test scheduling works? 

Either way you look at it, the 
fact is that all tests and major 
projects will be held during the 
same week and there is nothing 
that you the student can do about 
it. Another sad truth is that pro- 
fessors have no way of realizing 
that a student has five tests, seven 
papers, and a theatre project all 
assigned and due at the same time. 

As a student you must learn 
to accept this cardinal rule and 
live with it . 

Kristen Ingram 

After the craziness of 
The Rofunda, I have 
decided to discuss 
something a little more serious. 
There have been a lot of things 
going on in the world lately that 
all have to do with some kind of 
discrimination. This bothers me 
because not only is it terrible, but 
there is no reason for it. 
For example, the refugees in 
Kosovo are being killed off in a 
type of genocide (ethnic cleans- 
ing) because their enemies do not 
agree with their beliefs. People 
are being killed in massive num- 
bers for doing absolutely nothing 
wrong. They are being killed for 
being themselves. 
Another thing that hits more close 
to home, are the hate crimes in the 
U.S. There have been way too 
many hate crimes lately (one hate 
crime is too many). It is hard for 

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The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood College, is published 
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me to understand how someone 
could brutally kill another person 
just because they lead a different 

In Richmond last month, a man 
was killed and beheaded. The kill- 
ers dumped his body in the James 
River and walked half of a mile 
to place his head on a bridge to 
use as an "example" to all others. 
The man died just because an- 
other man didn't like his lifestyle. 
Some people can't handle people 
who aren't like them. People are 
afraid of people who don't fit the 
"norm" of society. Does that 
mean that we should start killing 
off the majority of the population 
because they aren't "normal?" 
Pardon me if I'm wrong, but isn't 
every human being different? We 
are not a society of clones or ro- 
bots. Each person is unique. No 
one has the same exact ideas, be- 

liefs, religion, or culture as an- 
other, so why are so many dying? 
I believe in God. Does that make 
it okay for a Hindu to kill me? 
I know that nobody is perfect, but 
the thought of someone actually 
wanting to brutally murder an- 
other human is a very haunting 
subject that I will never fully un- 

I hope things are well with the 
Longwood population. After this 
paper, we only have 2 more left 
this year! We have received mas- 
sive feedback on the paper and we 
very much appreciate it! We were 
out of the last issue in 3 days! 
Thank you all for reading and take 

Melissa Gill 


Your Letters 
Rofunda' 's Misuse of Humor 

While I enjoy light-hearted 
satirical journalism, I find The 
Rofunda's obsession with crack 
both disturbing and distasteful. 
Crack is a devastating and highly 
addictive drug which wreaks 
havoc on the life of the unfortu- 
nate addict and those that care 
about them. 

No one aspires to be an ad- 
dict; it begins innocently enough 
through social use. Words cannot 
adequately describe the hell an 
addict suffers; drug abuse thera- 
pies are only successful half of the 

I realize that the staff of The 
Rotunda did not mean to endorse 
such illegal and destructive be- 
havior. However, such topics such 
as AIDS, hate crimes, and drug 
abuse are so serious that they do 
not lend themselves to satirical 


Peggy Ward 

English, Philosophy, and 
Modern Language Department 

Editors Note: We had a lot of sat- 
ire on our calendar, but we meant 
no harm in it. We agree with your 
Utters issues, but we did have 
some conflicts. 

Crack is definitely a very se- 
rious drug, but it is in no way an 
innocent drug. Any person is well 
aware of the effects of drugs so it 
is impossible for me to see how it 
can be innocent. People know 
what they an getting themselves 
into long before the social use. 
Thank you very much for your 
Melissa GUI 

Is the STOA Lab for Students? 

I'm a little upset (mat's put- 
ting it nicely), because almost 
every time I go to use the com- 
puter lab in the STOA, it's closed 
because a class is in there. At least 
once a week, there is a class in 
that lab for three hours. 

This lab is the best lab on 
campus, as well as the most 
convienient for me. However, I 
find it inconvienent when I make 
a trip to the lab because I have 
some work that I have to get done 

and it is always closed for classes. 
I pay as much money to use those 
computers as the students in those 
classes, and I should be able to 
use them whenever I need to. I 
don't appreciate having to plan 
my time around classes meeting 

Wendy Kirkpatriek 

Note: If them is a lab problem, you 
can e-mail labs @ longwood.. 
with your topic or problem. 




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Longwood's Drinking Policy 

AssL Opinion Editor 

College students have been 
consuming alcohol since the be- 
ginning of time. They would get 
drunk and stumble around some, 
but no one thought anything of it 
until now. Recently, student 
drinking has become a concern of 
many adults who apparently don't 
remember what they were like in 
college. Drinking didn't became 
a problem until a few years ago 
when students began dying from 
alcohol poisoning after binge 

Now many states, including 
Virginia, have enacted new laws 
that impose harsher punishments 
for students caught drinking. Par- 
ents can be informed by phone or 
letter now if their child has been 
found guilty of underage drink- 
ing and students are suspended 
more frequently for first or sec- 
ond offenses. The rationale be- 
hind such parental notification 
measures is that parents have the 
right to know every move their 
child makes because as parents, 
they are footing die bill for a col- 
lege education. However, if you 
want to follow that line of dunk- 
ing, I, along with many other stu- 
dents, should be exempt from this 
policy because our parents don't 
pay a cent of my own college edu- 

At Longwood, the administra- 
tion has not only implemented 
this policy, but have taken things 
even further. In an effort to curb 
binge drinking, Longwood and 
the Town of Farmville have 
joined together to catch students 
in the act. Local bars and party 
spots have been closed, students 
who are walking home from par- 
ties drunk, are being picked up by 
police and put in jail, or arrested 
for drunk driving if they decide 

to drive from parties. One Long- 
wood student, who had been 
drinking but was not stumbling, 
was walking a very drunk friend 
home from a party and both were 
arrested for Drunk in Public and 
forced to spend a night in jail. The 
student learned her lesson; she is 
no longer willing to walk with 
drunk friends to make sure they 
get home safely and does not ask 
anyone to do the same for her. 
Does this sound like a policy that 
is really benefiting students? 

Lately some of Longwood's 
brillant administrators have been 
wondering why the number of 
DIP and DUI arrests have in- 
creased. The answer isn't hard to 
figure out, the bars and hangouts 
that were near campus and safe 
for students to walk to have been 
closed so, walking or driving to 
parties is the only option left. Col- 
lege students are going to drink 
no matter what kind of rules there 
are, so they will take risks. Driv- 
ing is better for many because 
they do not feel safe walking 
around campus at night, and stu- 
dents have realized that there is a 
greater chance that they will be 
arrested for Drunk in Public rather 
than Driving Under the Influence, 
so they risk driving or letting 
someone drive them. The College 
administration has apparently 
never made the connection. Stu- 
dents are willing to take risks to 
have fun, and having fun does not 
always mean being stumbling 
drunk or passed out For many 
students, it means a few beers cm 
the weekend. Certainly nothing 
worth calling home about. 

Situations like this are hap- 
pening all over the country. Stu- 
dents are running into the same 
dilemmas caused by school offi- 
cials that do not think through 
their plans to curb binge drinking. 

More often than not, it is not the 
binge drinkers that are affected by 
the crackdown. It is the occa- 
sional, social drinkers that are hurt 
by these new rules and informing 
the parents of such students is not 
achieving the desired results. 

Many parents realize that their 
children are going to experiment 
with alcohol when they go to col- 
lege. These parents do not want 
their time wasted by administra- 
tors calling their home to inform 
them about something that they 
already know. On the other hand, 
there are the parents who are 
shocked to think that their child 
would ever drink underage. Upon 
hearing such news, they overre- 
act and pull their child from 
school, under the assumption that 
their child is not ready for die re- 
sponsibilities of college. Granted, 
these are the extreme ends of the 
spectrum. Most parents are con- 
cerned about the activities of their 
college age children, but not so 
much so that they support drastic 
measures by colleges that end up 
putting their child at more risk. 
They would like their children to 
be able to make mistakes and 
learn from them without an adult 
leaning over their shoulder. Is 
what college is all about? 

As for us students, we just 
want to be able to enjoy social 
drinking with our friends safely 
without fearing arrest, college ju- 
dicial charges, car accidents, etc. 
Either way, we are not going to 
stop going to parties and drink- 
ing, but would rather not worry 
about the consequences of poli- 
cies designed to stop the minor- 
ity of students who binge drink. 
Longwood students do not want 
to be treated like ten-year olds. 
We don't need to be followed 
around by someone waiting for us 
to do something illegal. 

# ®BaodJ)R0Q 


- To the administration for not getting too bent out of shape 
over our April Fool's issue The Rotunda 

- To Aramark for allowing students to tour our new dining 
hall, and also to allowing student input as to what feature/ 
stores will be in the new dining hall. 

- To the registration phone system for giving detailed course 
schedules over the phone. 

- To the RTAs that come down every Wednesday night very 
late to fix some computer glitch that could potentially 
HAULT production of our weekly paper. 


- To the lack of student involvement in SGA elections, 
several of the offices were unopposed or vacant. 

- To the group of young men that came to the last CHI walk 
drunk and began yelling obscenities as people were leaving. 
• To the crunch-time at the end of the semester that is finally 
upon us all. 

Send vour Props and Drops to mrinkCT@longwoodlvvc^du. 

A Letter to The Rotunda 

I am a freshman here at Long- 
wood College, and like many 
freshmen at this school, I have 
made my fair share of bad deci- 
sions. When I came to school in 
August, I was overwhelmed by 
the amount of responsibility I was 
given. I had endless hours to do 
what I wanted, and no one was 
going to tell me otherwise, except 
for the RA's, REC, Judicial 
Board, and Honor Board to name 
a few. 

I was drinking in a friend's 
room when the RA of that floor 
approached us. One thing led to 
another, and a few weeks later I 
was explaining myself to the Ju- 
dicial Board. While there, I was 
asked the question that I would 
hear over and over again for the 
next month. "What where you 
thinking?" Well that's a hard 
question to answer and I suppose 
the only response I had was "I 

My lack of thinking resulted 
in a $50 fee for an alcohol aware- 
ness class, the 8 hour long alco- 
hol class, my writing this article, 
and an advertisement for the pa- 
per. My goal in writing this ar- 
ticle is to curb omer students from 
drinking and suffering the conse- 
quences that I did. Curry and the 
Colonnades are non-akoholic 
buildings; we as students need to 
realize that we are not permitted 
to drink in these buildings and 
what the punishments are. 

In our first days of Sail Week 
we were all required to attend an 
OCTAA class. In this class we 

learned all about how much liquor 
it takes to get a woman drunk 
compared to a man, and little bits 
of information about beer and 
drinking at college. In this class, 
which was completely focused on 
alcohol, we never learned about 
the consequences, or what rights 
we had in certain situations. If we 
had been lectured in this as well, 
it might have deterred certain stu- 
dents from making unwise deci- 

As freshmen, we came to col- 
lege with an unreal amount of op- 
portunities and responsibilities. 
We were allowed to attend par- 
ties at our own discretion, and act 
how we saw fit. Looking back, I 
found myself thinking about con- 
sequences while I was already in 
the process of doing things. My 
own major enlightenment result- 
ing from my freshman year would 
have to be to think about things 
before I do them, review the con- 
sequences and then decide 
whether or not it is a good idea. 

Alcohol is not only illegal, but 
it is hazardous to your health. The 
number one Judicial Board infrac- 
tion is alcohol. So when you are 
looking for something to do on a 
Friday or Saturday night, check 
out your options. The Student 
Union and Lancer Productions 
offer plenty of non-akoholic al- 
ternatives, as well as Draap pro- 
ductions and plays put onoy the 
Theater Department. Use your 
resources, and realize what the 
consequences are for drinking in 
a non-alcoholic building. 



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Headlines of the Week 


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and Shakers for Fall Move-In 

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Director of Housing 

The incoming freshmen class 
needs your help! Remember your 
move-in day? Wasn't it hectic, 
with people all over the place, and 
you didn't know where to go? 
Well, the "Movers and Shakers" 
can make it less hectic. 

The "Movers and Shakers" are 
volunteers from student organiza- 
tions on campus sponsored by the 
Housing office, who assist new 
students (and their parents) on 
move-in day. This is great for the 
new students because they meet 
new people and the parents will 
be relieved to have some help. 
This is a great opportunity to wel- 
come them with enthusiam and to 
show them what Long wood is all 

There are also benefits for you. 

As a "Mover and Shaker", you are 
allowed to move-in early on 
Wednesday, August 25th, the day 
before freshmen move-in. There 
are also beenfits for your organi- 
zation. You will receive free pub- 

licity and a chance to get to know 
the people that may join your or- 
ganization in the future. 

Move-in day will be divided 
into two, four-hour shifts: one in 
the morning and one in the after- 
noon. Volunteers will be expected 

to assist in either die morning or 
afternoon shift Groups will be 
stationed at each residence hall. 
We'll need about ISO movers 
throughout the course of the day. 
It'll be a tot of work, but it'll be 
fun to meet members of the in- 
coming class and answer their 
questions about Longwood, and 
your organization! We ask that if 
you would like to participate that 
you please fill out a sign-up sheet 
with all of the requested informa- 
tion. Please return the sign-up 
sheets to die Housing Office by 
April 23rd. Longwood is proud of 
its student body and of the accom- 
plishments of all its student orga- 
nizations. We would be proud if 
you would serve as volunteer rep- 

For information, contact Ed 
Bell in the Housing Office at ex- 
tension 2080. 






1st part 
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Virginia Room & 
Rotunda Market 
6:00 p.m. 

Faculty Colloquium 
Dr. David Stein 

in Hull Auditorium 
7:30 p.m. 

Widespread Panic 

Admission $15.00 

WLCX Date Auction 

in Lancer Cafe 
@ 8:00 p.m. 

Phi Kappa Tau 
Brother Auction 

in Chapter Room 
@ 9:00 p.m. 

Founder's Day 

Lunch in Lankford: 
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11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 


2:00 p.m. 

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Doors open @ 6:00 p.m. 

First Bell @ 8:00 p.m. 

LP Film: 

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Commuter Dance 

ABC Room 
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Cafe Friday 

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Alcohol Screening Day 

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Jane Goodall Lecture 

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APRIL 8,1999 


Long wood Company of Dancers: 
Organization Spotlight 

Asst. Copy Editor 

The Longwood Company of 
Dancers has existed for 
approximatley twenty-one years 
and has made an impressive re- 
surgence within 
the past few years. 
Under the direc- 
tion of Rodney 
Williams, the 
Company is excit- 
edly preparing for 
their Spring Con- 
cert set for April 
22 at 11:00 am 
and the 23, & 24 
in Jarman Audito- 
rium at 8:00 pm. 

"Our goal is to 
pack Jarman- 
standing room 
only," said sopho- 
more dancer Megan Connor. 

The Company meets as a 
group three times a week to learn 
dances, choreograph and re- 
hearse. This time does not include 
the time needed to learn and re- 
hearse student-choreographed 
pieces which are featured during 
the Spring Concert. 

Williams conducts the re- 
hearsals with a firm, but encour- 
aging attitude. After running 
through an intense routine cho- 
reographed to Deborah Cox's 
How Did You Get Here Williams 
smiled and said, "I want this to 
be hot. Sizzle!" 

The criteria for membership 
into the Company includes pre- 
ROOTS — — — 

Continued p. 1 

Goodall, she was in the UK. 
She said that a group of students 
from the USA that are in high 
school, just as you are in Tanza- 
nia, are coming to visit Gombe 
National Park for one or two 
weeks. Will you please make sure 
that you take care of mem. And I 
said okay," remarked Fubusa. 

This group of students were 
the group of high school students 
from Prince Edward High School, 
who along with then- teacher Mrs. 
Cottrell and Dr. Jordan, 
Longwood Professor of Anthro- 
pology, came to visit the Gombe 

vious dance experience and an 
audition. One must also be will- 
ing to schedule in rehearsal time 
necessary to produce student-cho- 
reographed work. 

Since the Company is, partly 

Photo by JulUe DriscoU 

funded by SGA, they are required 
to elect officers. These include 
President, Kate Anderson, Secre- 
tary, Katherine Harding, Trea- 
surer, Christie Williams, Histo- 
rian, Heather Fritchley, Rehearsal 
Directress, Stephanie Morris, and 
Costume Mistress, Brooke 

I was informed by the mem- 
ber of the Company that the 
Spring Concert was the "show- 
case for student choreography." 
Nine out of the fourteen dances 
are student-choreographed. The 
choreographer is responsible for 
every aspect of the piece, includ- 
ing selecting music, costumes, 
lighting, and the individual danc- 

ers that match the choreographer's 

"Choreographing is peat; it's 
hard to create. because you have a 
set image in your head and if 
you're a perfectionist like I am, it 
proves to be 
physically im- 
possible," said 
senior dancer 
and choreogra- 
pher Stephanie 

The Com- 
pany relies a 
great deal on the 
soul of the orga- 
dancers them- 
selves. There is a 
definite' sense of 
among the group where even out- 
side newspaper reporters are 
made to feel welcome. 

Sophomore Christie Williams 
stated, "The culminating point-the 
Concert-is when everything 
you've been working for comes 
together. That's the greatest re- 
ward of being a part of this com- 

When asked what kinds of 
things they've learned or what 
they plan to take with them, the 
dancers smiled through their 
sweaty faces and replied, 
"Perserverance and the ability to 

From the Rafters 


Director of Housing 

HeHooooo Longwood. How 
about that women's softball team! 
They have truely christened the 
new softball field in fine order. 
Congratulations on a great season 
and best of tuck in the post-sea- 
son ! All of us wan tabes can't wait 
until next fall when the fields will 
open to intramural sports. It wiU 
be about time that there are some 
open fields for everybody to en- 

Speaking of intramurals, the 
Intramurals and Campus Recre- 
ation Office is getting a new look 
through personnel changes. Ellen 
Moss, Interim Director, has taken 
a position with the Athletic De- 
partment. She did a GREAT job 
expanding the program even 
without the benefit of open sports 
fields. Congratulation and good 
luck in the new position! 

Jeff Smith has been hired as 
the new Director of Intramurals 
and Campus Recreation. He is 
settling in and learning the cam- 
pus. He will have a good founda- 
tion from which to expand the 
program. Look for more of the 
same energy Ellen brought to the 
position with a splash of new 

ideas and an open ear to your 
needs. Feel free to let him know 
what you think we need from the 
JM Office. 

On the Housing side, room se- 
lection is in full swing with stu- 
dents selecting rooms within then- 
current buildings this week. Be- 
tween building sign-up takes 
place on April 12 beginning at 
8:30 pm in Lancaster Hall. It will 
be fim-come-first-served by class 
rank beginning wife Seniors. All 
upperclass halls still have open- 
ing including Cox, the 
Cunninghams, Curry (2nd & 3rd 
Floors), Frazer, and Wheeler. 
Freshmen are eligible to move to 
all upperclass halls. ARC and 
Stubbs require special permission 
and have already been assigned. 

The semester is coming to a 
close quickly. There is less then 
three weeks of classes left (in- 
cluding weekends). If you intend 
to go home again before the end 
of the semester, please start tak- 
ing your belongings with you. 

If you have questions, feel 
free to contact your REC, the 
Housing Office at X-20SG, or me 
at ebell. I'm still on inhired re- 
serve. No racquetball update 


Attention Sane Goodall Tans! 

Ticket holders for the Jane Goodall lecture on April 13 
will be admitted for priority seating in Jarman from 6 pm to 
6:45 pm. 

At 6:45 pm, any remaining open seats will be provided 
to non-ticket holders on a first-come, first serve basis. A line 
will be formed outside of Jarman for non-ticket holders. 

Research Centre. 

Fubusa described Catherine 
Cottrell as being like a mother to 
him. "She is now like my mom. 
She worked so hard for this to 
happen. And of course, they did 
a lot of things to publicize me and 
to help with my acceptance here. 
So I ended up coming here (to 
Longwood College). " 

Fubusa said thai it had been a 
dream of his since he was 12 years 
old to attend college overseas. 
These people, along with Dr. Jane 
Goodall, helped to make his 
dream possible 

Fubusa said the he hopes that 
people won't take for granted Dr. 

Goodall's appearance at Long- 
wood. He reminded me that 
where ever this woman goes, 
people tine up to see her. She is 
in fact one of the most respected 
people in the world. 

"I don't want to take a lot of 
credit," said Fubusa. "She is com- 
ing to say thanks to all the people 
for what they have been doing for 
me. These are the people who pay 
a lot of money for my schooling. 
They are taking a risk that they 
never knew what kind of person I 
was. They've been doing a lot of 
thing to support me for my cru- 
sade for Roots and Shoots. 
They're the ones who have be- 

come like my parents; like my 
brothers and sisters and to whom 
Dr. Jane is so proud. She is visit- 
ing to say thank you." 

Knowing the value of educa- 
tion to him, I ask Fubusa what he 
intended to do with it 

"When I was 17, it was my 
dream to have my Ph.D. I knew I 
wanted to do economics and I 
wanted to do something about the 
environment. And I'm hoping to 
go and take environmental eco- 
nomics. After mat I will be work- 
ing for the Jane Goodall Institute, 
if I like or helping out countries 
to improve their economies as 
well as to improve their environ- 

ments. Africa is my hope, my 

Fubusa concluded by saying, 
"The idea of Roots and Shoots is 
to empower young people all over 
the world to start thinking about 
tomorrow. Because of one thing: 
we are like the fertile ground, that 
once seeds are sown, they can 
grow. Our rninds can change 
more easily. So when thousands 
and hundreds of young people all 
over the world work together, we 
can save the world." 

APRIL 8,1999 



Calendar Editor 

1 . How do they get the deer to cross at that 


2. Is it true thai caanibais don't eat clowns because they 
taste funny? 

3. What was the best thing before sliced bread? 

4. I'm not schizophrenic. You only think we a», 

5. If you throw a cat out of a car window, does it 
become kitty Utter? 

6. If there is ao God, who pops up fte next 

7. How did a fool and his money GET 

8. If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do fteyget Teflon to 
stick to the pan? 

9. Why is there an expiration date on my sour cream 

10. How do you know when it's toe to tune your bag 

sNote: tf you lure uy "Deep Thoagbte" of yovr 
them to km rock < 


Movie Review: 
Ten Things I 

Hate About You 


From the moment I saw the preview for this movie, I did not 
want to see it I thought that it was going to be another high school 
flick, just not staring the usual Dawson 's Creek or Party of Five casts. 
So, when my friend asked me to go, I was hesitant but since there was 
nothing else to do-I went 

I was all settled in with my Diet Coke and ready for an abso- 
lutely terrible movie, when to my surprise, it was actually pretty good. 

When I heard the name Padua High School, I wondered where I 
had heard the name before and then it hit me, that was the city in 
which The Taming of the Shrew took place. 

From that point on I was bombarded with Shakespearean under- 
tones. (Even the title rhymed. Ten Things I Hate About You, Taming of 
the ShrewY) The high school movie that I had intended on took on a 
deeper parallel and I was surprised at the twist mat was given to this 
teeny bopper flick 

I can not say that the acting was terrific, but the performances of 
Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford and Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona liter- 
ally stole the show. These two newcomers did an excellent job and 
gave the movie the extra flair that was needed. 

For fear of ruining the movie I will keep the synopsis brief, read 
TheTammg of the Shrew before you go and you will be surprised that 
such a movie was able to successfully parallel one of Shakespeare's 

By no means am I talking award winning, but fa- a movie that 
has been generally perceived as a "high school" flick, it was pretty 
good. Don't pass this one up, you will enjoy it! 

Philanthropy of AI"A 

— the Alpha Gam's. The cost is $5 

Staff Writer 

Alpha Gamma Delta Frater- 
nity is having their annual skate- 
a-thon on Saturday, April 24 from 
2-6 p.m. in Richmond at the 
SkateNation ice skating rink off 
Midlothian Turnpike, and they 
want YOU to skate with them. 

"Diabetes is a chronic, geneti- 
cally determined, debilitating dis- 
ease affecting every organ sys- 
tem" (Internet) and because of 
this deadly disease, AGD is rais- 
ing money for their philanthropy, 
The Alpha Gamma Delta Foun- 
dation for Diabetes. 

Donations are appreciated as 
well as any student or faculty 
member who would like to join 

dollars which includes skate rent- 
als and proceeds to The Founda- 
tion that is devoted to finding a 

Diabetes, according to the 
Internet "kills one American ev- 
ery three minutes," and "sixteen 
million Americans have the dis- 
ease; of these, 5.4 million are un- 
diagnosed." Therefore; four 
hours of your time can make one 
American's lifetime. 

If you are interested in skat- 
ing or would like to make contri- 
butions, you can contact AGD 
Philanthropy Coordinator, 
Jocely n Weidner, at #3 1 1 6 Or you 
can e-mail her at jweidner 
@ if you have 
any questions. 

GKeap Eate 




A Lighter View of Life: 

Characteristics of Dogs & Cats 

* Dogs come when you call 
them. Cats take a message and 
get back to you when they are 
good and ready. 

♦Dogs let you give them a bath 
without taking out a contract on 
your life. 

* Dogs will bark to wake you up 
if the house is on fire. Cats will 
quietly sneak out the back door. 

* Dogs will bring you your 
slippers or the evening newspa- 
per. Cats might bring you a dead 

* Dogs play Frisbee with you all 
afternoon. Cats take a 3-hour 

* Dogs will sit on the car seat 
next to vou. Cats have to have 

their own private box or they 

will not go at all. 

* Dogs will greet you and Uck 

your face when you come home 

from work. Cats will be mad 

that you went to work at all. 

*. Dogs will sit, lie down, and 

heel on command. Cats will 

smirk and walk away. 

*. Dogs tilt their heads and 

listen when you talk. Cats yawn 

and close their eyes. 

*. Dogs give you unconditional 

love forever. Cats make you pay 

for every mistake you've ever 

made since the day you were 


-Hampton Roads Daily Press 

Being the pizza freak that I 
am, I was all to happy to go to 
lunch at the Domino's buffet For 
$3.99 plus a drink, you got as 
much pizza and salad as your 
stomach could hold. 

Since it was a buffet, we had 
no server to do anything for us, 
which was fine because every- 
thing was already there. 

The food was warm, but the 
variety was cold. There were like 
3 kinds of pizza available for us. 
Two of them were covered with 
massive vegetables. So, I had 
some pepperoni pizza. It was 
kinda chewy. 

But the salad was very 
yummy. It was fresh and good. I 
was thinking about just having 
salad. The one thing that disap- 
pointed me the most was the fact 
that there were no breadsticks, but 
I survived. The food was okay, but 
Pizza Hut would put them to 
shame with their buffet. But for 
the price, it really wasn't bad. 

"Smash or Trash CD Reviews: 
Placebo: Without You I'm Nothing 

Staff Writer 

Like it or not, androgyny has 
been a large element of popular 
musk. From David Bowie and the 
glam rock of the 70's to Boy 
George and the synthpop of the 
80's, bands have been blurring the 
lines between the genders with 
their music. However, in the 90*s, 
pop music has been more dedi- 
cated to re-establishing the dis- 
tinctions between male and fe- 
male while the glamour of an- 
drogyny has been fading. 

In midst of this, UK band Pla- 
cebo has released their second al- 
bum, Without You I'm Nothing, 
With sexually ambiguous vocals 
and lyrics, Placebo's dark-tinged 
music falls somewhere between 
the edgy electronics of modern- 
day Depeche Mode and the 

dreamy atmospherics of the early 
work of The Cure. But rather than 
being a throwback to the work of 
these well-established bands, 
Without You I'm Nothing stands 
independently as an intriguingly 
exceptional album. 

Soaring between powerfully 
driving songs to wistfully touch- 
ing ballads, Placebo is unafraid of 
the obvious pretentiousness of 
their music. With songs such as 
You Don i Care About Us and the 
album's title track, Without You 
I'm Nothing the band mocks typi- 
cal rock star pain while convey- 
ing it sincerely. 
With sexually-driven tracks like 
Allergic (To Thoughts of Mother 
Earth) and Every You Every Me 
lead singer and lyricist Brian 
Moiko seems to relish in letting 
you question his sexuality. 

His lyrics come across purpose- 
fully vague, allowing everyone, 
male and female, gay and 
straight, to relate to his words. 

However, some of the album's 
best moments occur in the eerily 
tender quieter songs. Ask For 
Answers and "The Crawl are hyp- 
notically haunting, building a 
mixture of emotions- from fear to 
passion, sorrow to love. The ef- 
fect is incredible, although per- 
haps a bit worrisome. 

Without You I'm Nothing fills 
the vacancy in music for the 
strange beauty of androgynous 
rock. Placebo's appeal is oddly 
universal and their music stands 
out as something create! for ev- 
eryone in a time when differences 
are sought. Placebo is a welcome 
addition to the realm of musk. 

RAGE 10 

3£f)e &otunba 

APRIL 8,1999 


Men's Golf Placed 
Third in NC 


Longwood shot a two-day 
earn total of 306-307-613 to 
>lace third among 20 teams at 
he Lacey Oanc Memorial men's 
©If tournament hosted by North 
Carolina-Pembroke Monday 
md Tuesday. Fellow CVAC 
nember Pfeiffcr (NC) won the 
&~hoJe event with its 302-305- 
i07 score at the 6,758-yard, par 
72 Pinecrest Country Club in 
Pembroke, NC. LC was led by 
unior Jason Copeland/Granby 
IS with his 75-76-151 to tie for 
ird-piace individually in the 

field of 100 collegiate golfers, 
followed by local junior Toby 
Towler/Fuqua School with his 
77-76-153 to tie for lOth-placc, 
and freshman Myles Jones/ 
Victoria College (England) HS 
with his 74-80-154 to tie for 
14th-place. Also playing were 
freshman Blair Shadday/Madi- 
son Consolidated (Ind.) HS (80- 
76-156) and senior Jack Tsai/ 
Hampton Roads Academy (82- 

Longwood will next com- 
pete April 11-13 in the CVAC 
Men's Golf Championships, a 
54-hole event to be played in 

LWC Softball 
Sweeps Barton 
Bulldogs, 17-15; 9-7 


Longwood (32-10, 10-4 
CVAC) swept a collegiate soft- 
ball doublebeader from visiting 
CVAC opponent Barton (NC) 
(17-15, 9-7 CVAC) Tuesday at 
Lancer Field, winning by scores 
of 4-0 and 8-0. In the opener, LC 
was led by senior Li boy Oough/ 
Amelia County HS who was 2- 
2 with two runs, an RBI, and a 
stolen base, while graduate stu- 
dent Stacey Rose/Thomas 
Jefferson HS (16-5) earned die 
pitching win with a complete- 
:, five-hit shutout with four 

strikeouts. In the nightcap, LC 
was led by junior Emily Brown/ 
Fluvanna County HS (2-2, 1 run, 
RBI, stolen base), freshman Col- 
leen Cooney/Stafford HS (2-3, 
RBI, stolen base), junior Mary 
Walton/Powhatan HS (2-3, 
triple, 1 run), and freshman Jodi 
Wolfr-Coussoulos/Fauquier HS 
(2-4, 1 run, 2 stolen bases) with 
two hits each. Sophomore 
Deruse Wack/Great Bridge HS 
(16-5) got the pitching win with 
a complete-game, four-hit shut- 
out with one strikeout 

Longwood increased its new 
school-record for wins to 32 and 
will next play Limestone at 
home on April 9. 

20 Wins 
On The 


Longwood (20-16) swept a 
collegiate baseball doublebeader 
from visiting Saint Paul's Tues- 
day at Lancer Stadium, winning 
by scores of 8-2 and 8-6-mark- 
ing the 19th-straight year that the 
Lancers have reached 20- wins in 
a season. In the opener, LC was 
led by seniors Fred Stoots/Cto- 
ver Hill HS (2-4, 1 run, 2 RBI) 
and Shawn Tori an/ Halifax 
County HS (3-4, 2 runs, RBI, 
stolen base), along with sopho- 
more Adam Williams/Albemarle 
HS (2-2, 2 RBI, stolen base). 
Freshman Kenny Houchens/ 
Charlottesville HS (3-0) earned 
the pitching win with die first 4- 
innmgs, allowing six bats and no 
runs with six strikeouts. In the 
nightcap, LC got a solo home run 
from freshman Cory Jonke/St 
Edward (OH) HS (2-3, HR, 1 
run, RBI)-his collegiate first- 
while seniors Tim Buffkin/ 
Prince George HS (1-3, double, 
1 run, 2 RBI, stolen base) and 
Brad Simpson/Clover Hill HS 
(1-4, 2 RBI) each added a pair 
of RBI. Senior Robey Caldwell/ 
Cave Spring HS (4-3) got the 
pitching win with 3-innings of 
middle relief, allowing three hits 
and one run with two strikeouts. 

Longwood will next play this 
weekend, April 10-11, baiting 
CVAC opponent Anderson 
(S.C.) for a three-game confer- 
series at Lancer Stadium. 

Lacrosse and Golf 
Selected for this 
Past Week, April 6 


Longwood College women's 
lacrosse standout Laurie Hogan/ 
Charlottesville, VA-Albemarle 
HS and men's gorf standout Ja- 
son Copeland/Norfolk, VA- 
Granby HS have been selected 
as the Long wood/Domino's 
Players of the Week* for the pe- 
riod March 31-April 6, The 
Lancer honorees are chosen by 
the College's office of sports in- 

Hogan, a senior, scored three 
goals to lead LC to a 13-4 tri- 
umph past NCAA Division I 
Howard (DC) March 31. She 
has led the team in scoring dur- 
ing two matches this spring, and 
leads the Lancers in goals with 
30 (3.00). Hogan is second on 
the squad in scoring with 30 
goals and four assists for 34 
points (3.40). Longwood is cur- 
rendy 7-3 and ranked 7ft in this 
week's IWLCA Division II Poll. 

Hogan is the daughter of Ray 
and Betty Hogan Jr. of 

Charlottesville and is majoring 
in Psychology. 

Copeland, a junior, fired a 
36-hole score of 75*76-151 to 
lead LC to a third-place team fin- 
ish among 20 teams at the Lacey 
Oane Memorial tournament 
heated by North Carolina-Pem- 
broke April 5-6. His 151 total 
tied for third individually in the 
Held of 98 collegiate golfers. 
Copeland has been consistent all 
year in lading the Lancers with 
his 76,88 stroke-average through 
17 rounds of competition with a 
low-round of 71. 

Longwood averages 311.94 
as a team this year with four top 
five team finishes in eight tour- 
naments, including a low-round 
of 294 accomplished twice. 

Copeland is the son of Ms. 
Myron Copeland of Norfolk and 
is majoring in Business Market- 
ing at Longwood. He is a trans- 
fer student-athlete from Dodge 
City (KN) Community College, 


March 3-9 

March 10-16 
March 17-23 
March 24-30 
March 31 -April 6 

Natalie Smith, Igor Bilaiagic 
Lacrosse, Men's Tennis 
Libby Oough, Shawn Torian 
Softball, Baseball 
Stacey Rose, Jack Tsai 
Softball, Men's Golf 
Vicki Matkovich, Gorjan Bilaiagic 
Women's Golf, Men's Tennis 
Laurie Hogan, Jason Copeland 
Lacrosse, Men's Golf 


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Lacrosse- April 17...Tournamnet 

Baseball- April 10, ll...Anderson 

April 17, 18...Belmont 


Softball-April 9...Limestone 

Current Records of All 
Spring Teams 

Lacrosse- 8-3; 

Ranked #7 in the 
IWLC A Poll 

Baseball- 20-16; 7-13 CVAC 
Softball- 32-10; 10-4 CVAC 

(New school record for 

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Men's Tennis- 12-7; 3-4 CVAC 
Women's Tennis- 15-2; 6-1 CVAC 


00ZEBALL '99 








Attention Student Organizations: 






For questions contact Ellen Masters in the 

G.I.V.E. Office at x2397 


SGA Meetings are every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in 
the ABC rooms of the Lankf ord Student Union 


News & Opinion 

Letters to the Editor 2 

Props and Drops 3 

Headlines of the Week 4 


Person of the Week 
From the Rafters 
Movie/Music Review 



Softball Continues Record 
Spring Athletes 
Lacrosse's Big Win 


Che Jlotunba 

Volume 78, Number 15 

Hiding from the IRS Since 1920 

April IS, 1999 

Jane Gooda ll Speaks at Longwood Greek (Unity) Week 


Features Editor 

In 1 960, a young Jane Goodall 
arrived at the Gombe Stream Re- 
serve and in 1999 on April 1 3 she 
walked on to Jarman stage to give 
the only lecture this spring on the 
East Coast Her moving 
address centered on 
work with chimpanzees 
over the past four de- 
cades, but its meaning 
struck a far deeper cord. 

In her lecture, Dr. 
Goodall spoke at length 
about her chimps. One 
of the most astounding 
dungs was how she felt 
about the chimps. She 
loves them like family, - 
referring by not only by *a» 
name but also calling 
them little people. 

Dr. GoodaU's lecture was ac- 
companied by a breath taking 
slide show which led the audience 
into the world of chimpanzees. At 
times the slides depicted cute im- 
ages of baby chimpanzees with 
their mothers and at other times 
the slides showed scenes of 

chimps in captivity or dressed in 
silly clothes, forced to perform 
silly tricks. With her images, she 
created wonderfully gripping ac- 
counts of the lives of many of the 
chimpanzees. Her words were el- 
egantly put, but yet in a humble 

Photo provided by Ken Regan 

manner. As she spoke of the 
chimps, the passion and sincerity 
of her mission became clear. 

She began her mission to re- 
search chimpanzees and it has 
advanced gready in recent years.. 
The study of chimps has raised 
the consciousness of many. It has 

shown the importance of every 
human and non-human creature 
on this earth. Her primary mission 
is to raise people's awareness-not 
only about the plight of the 
chimps, but about the plight of the 
entire planet. 

Goodall sited 
waste as one of the 
primary problems. 
She said she was 
shocked by all the 
waste. "We don't need 
all this stuff." She 
mentioned in particu- 
lar the excess of plas- 
v: tic bags. All of this ex- 
cess stuff is what is 
destroying the planet. 
Those that say the 
planet is doomed-thai 
mankind has de- 
stroyed the planet 
passed the point of repair have not 
dimmed the hope of Dr. Goodall. 
She talked extensively about her 
reasons for continued hope in this 

She listed as the number one 
reason, die human brain. Humans 

Education Tax Benefits Available 


Many students received 
TeleFile tax packages from the In- 
ternal Revenue Service that ex- 
plained how people paying for 
higher education costs for either 
themselves or their family mem- 
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telephone. Information recenUy 
released from the IRS further in- 
forms that people wishing to 
claim any of the new education 
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by using the telephone. 

People choosing to take ad- 
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must file either Form 1040A or 
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must fall under the list of criteria 
which includes: qualifying to 
claim the student loan deduction, 
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Lifetime Learning Credit), quali- 
fying to claim child tax credit, 
qualifying to exclude interest 
from series EE US Savings bonds 
issued after 1989, qualifying to 

exclude interest on deposits that 
you could not withdraw because 
of the bankruptcy or insolvency 
of the financial institution, or 
qualifying to file head of house- 

These credits are explained 
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IRS also has a helpline that is 
available 24-hours a day, seven 
days a week, and will answer tax 
questions at 1-800-829-1040. 

Opinion Editor 

Long wood's annual Greek 
Week was held April 5-10. Al- 
though the event is a campus tra- 
dition, many changes were made 
with the goal of improving Greek 
unity on campus. 

The week was sponsored and 
planned by members of Order of 
Omega, Longwood's Greek lead- 
ership and honor society. 

Monday night began the cel- 
ebration with an All-Greek din- 
ner held in Blackwell Dining 

Tuesday night. Order of 
Omega sponsored a game night 
open to all Longwood students. 
Free bowling and pool were of- 
fered in the Student Union. Many 
students came to play Spades, 
Jenga, and video games on the 
big-screen television. 

The turn out was very high, 
and students from different cam- 
pus organizations had an oppor- 
tunity to join for a night of fun. 

Wednesday night, an All- 
Greek karoke night was held to 
raise money for charity. The phi- 

lanthropy to which the proceeds 
will be donated will be announced 
at the Greek Awards ceremony on 
April 20. 

Sixteen WWF and WCW 
wrestlers came to Longwood for 
Wresde War '99, which was co- 
sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity 
Council. The event was held Fri- 
day night in Lancer Gym. Mem- 
bers of Alpha Gamma Delta Fra- 
ternity made a contribution by. 
selling a large number of tickets 
to the community. 

Saturday morning, members 
from each organization came to- 
gether to participate in a campus 

Dinner was served Saturday 
evening on Stubbs lawn. Two 
bands, Pink Salmon and Blue 
Beat Review played during the 

With the new focus of the 
week, Longwood's Greeks were 
able to come together. Relations 
between chapters were strength- 
ened, and organizations were able 
to show the campus and local 
community what Greek life is re- 
ally about. 

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• You qualify to claim child tax credit 

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Savings bonds Issued after 1989 

• You qualify to exclude interest on deposits that 
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tlflfje &otim&a 

APRIL 15,1999 


Hello all. Hope every 
one is doing okay. Just 
think, we are almost 
finished whh the year! Thank 

Well, here come my issues. 
Unless you have been hiding in a 
cage for about a month or so, you 
know that Jane Goodall was here. 
Unfortunately, I was unable to 
attend, but I am sure that every- 
one was thrilled to see her. It both- 
ers me that she wasn't in a bigger 
place than she was though. I heard 
that originally, the school was 
going to put her in Wygal Audi- 
torium because they didn't think 
the students would be interested. 
If this is true, all I have to say is 
That is nothing but 100% pure 
miscommunication if I ever saw 
it Luckily they put Jarman to use, 

but it would have made much 
more sense to put her in the gym. 
But I did like the idea of hav- 
ing non-ticket holder times, stand- 
ing room only, and the viewing 
in Hi ner Auditorium. I would like 
to take this time to applaud that 
idea. Everyone take care! 
Melissa Gill 

Ihad the distinct pleasure to be 
one of the few to see Dr. Jane 
Goodall's lecture on April 13. 
In the words of Maya Angelou 
Dr. Goodall is truely a Phenom- 
enal Woman. 

This woman has dedicated 
her entire life to helping people, 
animals, and the environment. 
She has given and lived unself- 
ishly and done so, not for herself, 
but for die future of all creations. 
What disturbs me most is that 

so few do their part to aid in this 
noble quest for global preserva- 
tion. I do make a conscience ef- 
fort to do my part for others, as 
well as the environment, yet I still 
fall short of the standards of Dr. 
Goodall. If we are all honest I 
think that this is true of many of 
us. When was the last time that 
we gave, unselfishly to those less 
fortuante? What is the real reason 
for helping, are we genuiely try- 
ing to help others or are we try- 
ing to get good marks on our 

I would like to challenge stu- 
dents and faculty to give as un- 
selfishly as Dr. Goodall. She rep- 
resents, what I believe, for which 
God wants us to strive. Keep in 
mind that everyone need kindness 
to smile upon them. 
Kristen A. Ingram 

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Box 2901 

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Your Letters 

Art Classes Need the STOA Lab 

Dear Editors, 

I am writing this letter in re- 
sponse to a letter written by 
Wendy Kirkpatrick in the April 8 
issue. In her letter she was ex- 
pressing her disapproval of how 
the STOA lab is being used. She 
complained that whenever she 
goes into the lab, there is a class 
in session and she feels she pays 
just as much money to use those 
computers as the students that are 
in the class. 

I would first like to say that I 
am a graphic design student and 
am probably one of those students 
using the computers. The reason 
that the STOA lab always has 
classes in it because it is the only 
lab on this campus that is 
equipped for graphic design ma- 
jors on the campus. 

I would just like to say that 
there are several other labs on 

A Thank You to Students 

campus that students can use if 
one lab is closed. I pay to go to 
school at Longwood for an edu- 
cation and without the STOA lab, 
I would not be getting the educa- 
tion that I am paying for. 

So for those that feel that they 
have a right to be in die lab any- 
time, just remember mat the stu- 
dents in those classes are there to 
get an education and there are 
more than enough computer labs 
on this campus to choose from. 
So put them to use. 
Jennifer Ward 
Graphic Design 

Editor's Note: There are labs all 
around campus for student use. 
There are computer labs in 
Hiner, Curry, Ruffher, as well as 
the Mobile Lab. These are open 
everyday (including weekends) 
far student use. 

Dear Editors, 

Several college sponsored 
activities this past weekend re- 
minded me anew of all the ways 
the college and its students con- 
tribute to the community. 

Like others in the commu- 
nity, my family and I benefited 
from these activities ami particu- 
larly wanted to thank those in- 

One group deserving thanks 
is the Physical Education 
Majors's club sponsored by 
Charlotte Guynes and Bob 
Beaudet. Members of the club 
have spent their last four Satur- 
day mornings providing sports 
activities for local children from 
ages 6 to 12 through their "Gym 
and Swim" program. 

Their professional skill and 
enthusiasm made the program so 
much fun that die children, in- 
cluding my daughter, were hard 
to pull away at the end. 

Also last Saturday, white the 
Phys Ed majors were providing 

activities for kids and another 
Longwood group was cleaning up 
the Appomatox River, the Long- 
wood chapter of the Virginia En- 
glish Teachers Association 
(SLATE) produced its annual 
conference for teachers and pro- 
spective teachers. 

Sponsored by Jim Cope and 
led by its very" able President 
Heather Swan, the group sched- 
uled and chaired about ten pro- 
fessional workshop sessions, in- 
cluding presentations by die na- 
tionally known "Poetry Alive" 
group and the author Mureeen 
Barbieri. Attendance was sparser 
than it should have been, but the 
quality was high and I learned 
more than I have at much larger 

Thanks to everyone involved 
for their hard work and the qual- 
ity of what it produced. 
Ellery Sedgwick 
English, Philosophy, and Modem 

: The Rotunda re- 

cendy recie ved a letter to the edi- 
tor about Rush Rules. The writer 
was discussing the "ridiculous" 
Rush rules that were set by Loag- 
wood officials. 
We had planned to run the i 
but we felt that we had to j 
one mm that seems to be eon- 

the article for mat 
wood College has 
with this. AJJ 
tame rote for 

APRS, 15,1999 


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Coach Car r Illegitimately Fired 

pulled together and how Coach 
Can brought them there. Coach 
Carr told the team exactly what 
to do and how to do it and every- 
thing worked. After that game I 
realized that I had made the right 
choice in joining the basketball 
program here at Longwood be- 
cause I felt right at home. The sea- 
son continued and we had a few 
bumps along the way, as will ev- 
ery basketball team, but we had a 
good season overall. It could 
have been a lot worse. 

Last week one of the players 
stopped me to tell me that Head 
Coach Ron Carr had been fired. 
I was shocked and angered by the 
news.The player that had told me 
felt the same and was very con- 
cerned. He told me to make sure 
that I went to see Coach Carr. 
Once I was informed as to why 
he was fired I became even more 
enraged. I think that firing a coach 
for illegitimate reasons is just 
plain stupid. This team was defi- 
nitely going to go places within 
the next year, however that will 
all change without Coach Carr. 

In making my decision on 
whether I was going to come to 
Longwood or not, one factor 
played an important role in my 
decision, and that was receiving 
the opportunity to work with the 
Men's Basketball Team and Head 
Coach Ron Carr. I played basket- 
ball for five years in High School 
and was also the manager for the 
Varsity Boy's Team. 

In managing for the Boy's 
Team I was able to work with 
Coach Bill Dickson, who, in turn 
was one of Ron Carr's coaches 
when he played basketball. When 
Coach Dickson heard mat I was 
considering Longwood as one of 
my choices he told me that he 
could get me a job with the bas- 
ketball program here at Long- 
wood. I was still a little undecided 
but thought that I would give it a 
shot and so I did a little research 
on the basketball program here at 
LC After reading about Ron Carr 
and his program I decided that this 
was a wonderful opportunity. So 
I decided to come to Longwood. 

When I arrived in August, one of 
the first places I went was to Ron 
Carr's office. I have never been 
greeted with such enthusiasm 
than when I met Head Coach Ron 
Carr. He told me about his pro- 
gram and what I would be doing 
and he also expressed that if I ever 
needed anything at all not to hesi- 
tate to ask him. I was very im- 
pressed with him and could not 
wait for the season to start in Oc- 

In October, I started to go to 
practices to help run the clocks. 
Being a manager for Bill Dickson 
and having played for five years 
I was curious as to how practice 
would be run and how Carr would 
coach. To my surprise, practice 
was strictly business and Carr 
coached like his old coach, Bill 
Dickson. I was very excited for 
the season to get started. 

At the first game against High 
Point (NQ, I got to see the team 
in action as well as Coach Carr. 
The game was a close one and 
turned out in LC's favor. 

Towards the end of the first 
game I realized how the team 


-To all me new class offcers, Judicial Board and Honor Board 
justices. Thank you for being Citizen Leaders 

- To SPRING WEEKEND finally being here. 

- To the fact that there are ONLY 2 weeks left in this semester. 

- To the fact that we have Cafe Nights and can buy beer. 

- To the late beginning of the Fall Semester. We don't start 
classes until around the last days of August. This will be a long 
and much needed break for all of us. 


- To the stress levels for every student increasing,. ..yes kids it's 
the END of the world as we know it..or at least the semester. 

- To the planners of the Jane Goodall lecture, who wants to be in 
satellite audiences. Longwood doesn't get big name performers 
that often, a larger venue should have been chosen. 

- To the organizers of Greek Week, Poor planning for the 
Wrestler Wars, and also the band might have been a cause for 
low turnouts. 

- To Blackwell Dining Hall for being closed to the general eating 
public, for little groups to be served. 

Send your Props and Drops to 

Censorship in College 

Staff Writer 

See COACH P. 5 

Speair Out 

Whit vhI yw rcinHfitr Bf it 49111 btiifi m LA«/ 

"Every day is an adven- 
ture. My hall is like one 
big soap opera." 
-Jeromy French 

"At staff meetings, the 

RA's get giggle attacks." 

-Amy Chaffins 

"At our Christmas Party, 

the Fourth Floor was so hot 

that my residents were 

wearing bathing suits." 

-Melissa Lumbard 

Finally! You're in college and 
on your own. According to the 
Virginia State law, your driver's 
license, the cashier that cards you 
every weekend, and the overall 
general consensus, you're, offi- 
cially an adult. You do whatever 
you want, you wear whatever you 
want, and most importantly, you 
SAY whatever you want. . .Or so 
you thought until you opened up 
your big, fat mouth to express 
your opinion in the campus news- 
paper and The-Powers-That-Be 
slapped a big, fat CENSOR stamp 
over it! 

If you are like most college 
journalists, your first response is 
total disbelief. You and your jour- 
nalistic partners-in-crime are 
adults and semi-professionals. 
You're no longer in high-school 
where every single move you 
make is carefully regulated by 
mommy, daddy, and the District 
School Board, and where wear- 
ing shorts, hats, or sunglasses is 
considered "disruptive to the 
learning process". 

You may not have that all- 
powerful Richmond Times-Dis- 
patch freedom of speech, but the 
First Amendment still applies to 
you! Wrong. Sorry, but according 
to the Federal Supreme Court, 
college administrations has the 
right to censor collegiate media 
if and when they can show "sig- 
nificant and imminent physical 
disruption of the campus will re- 

sult from the publication's con- 

As vague as this sounds, I be- 
lieve it was done intentionally to 
give college officials leeway with 
censorship. I mean can you seri- 
ously think of anything I or any- 
one else can write that would 
cause a "significant and imminent 
physical disruption of the cam- 
pus"? The entire campus? 

Wow. Who knew that little ole 
me had that much power of 
speech and persuasion. Just think, 
if I could only get my act together 
I could one day rule all of 
Farmville after conquering the 
campus. A dream come true, I as- 
sure you. 

Now, back in reality where 
most of us live, it's obvious that 
these people are overestimating 
the average college student's ca- 
pacity to "disrupt". 

I understand they want to 
keep the campus running 
smoothly and to keep religious 
fanatics and racist idiots from 
gaining a forum. They have that 
right However, since we're not 
guests, but paying customers we 
deserve to be allowed to be heard. 

More and more colleges and 
universities are exercising their 
right to censor the school media 
for minor infractions which by no 
stretch of the imagination could 
be considered "disruptive". Ar- 
ticles with subject matter such as 
abortion, sexuality, and criticism 
of school policies awl officials are 

See CENSOR P. 5 


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Student Health: Part 1 

Guest Writer 

With the close quarters that 
college students must live in, ill- 
nesses such as the flu, bronchitis, 
mononucleosis, and even the 
common cold can spread like 
wildfire through a college cam- 
pus. Longwood College is no ex- 
ception. To prove my theory, I am 
typing this story with a tempera- 
ture of 102.2 and I am severely 
delirious. I caught bronchitis 
from someone, who got it from 
someone, who got it from some- 
body else. I have been sick for 
four days and when I called Stu- 
dent Health they gave me an ap- 
pointment for three days from 
now. I could be dead by then, but 
at least I have an appointment. 
Which, sadly enough, is more 
than I can say for most of my 
friends. All of the people on my 
hall are sick; in fact, we probably 
passed our germs back and forth 
to each other. Many of us have 
called Student Health to get ap- 
pointments, but by the time the 
appointments roll around we have 
gotten over our illnesses and have 
been suffering for days, waiting 
for our turn to come. Some people 

might say, "You're better, so what 
difference does it make now?" 
The problem with this rationale is 
that by the time I am better, I have 
suffered for days without medi- 
cine and have missed two com- 
plete days of classes. This, to me, 
is a very pricey situation. It has 
wasted my parent's money, my 
precious time, and my opportunity 
for an education. 

Let's say, however, you do get 
an appointment with student 
health. You're in the clear, right? 
Well, that is of course if you have 
strep throat or are pregnant. I have 
heard many stories about going to 
Student Health and that preg- 
nancy and strep throat are all they 
know how to diagnose, basically 
because these are the only types 
of tests they have available. This 
story continues to float around 
like a virus; it's funny when you 
hear it, but ceases being so when 
you find out that it's true. How-, 
ever, there are larger problems at 
stake if Student Health continues 
to be as unprofessional and under- 
staffed as it has been in the past. 
The students of Longwood Col- 
lege are going to continue to pass 
viruses to each other. 

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Continued P. 3 
being pulled. In one court case, 
the university involved refused to 
allow the school's newpaper as 
well as the yearbook to be distrib- 
uted Several staff memebers sued 
the school claiming that they were 
censored to"quell anything nega- 
tive in the publications" regard- 
ing their school. 

In another case, the 
publication's advisor was fired for 
standing up for the students* rights 
and not censoring the publication. 

It's ridiculous that such ac- 
tions should be taken. If the local 
newspaper wrote a "negative" ar- 
ticle about a school, the school's 
officals couldn't fire, sue, or cen- 
sor anyone. They could demand 
a retraction if the article was false 
or write an letter to the editor ex- 
plaining their point of view 

Why can't this be done with 
college media? The only thing 
worse than being muzzled with a 
censor stamp is being muzzled 
with a pacifer. 

College journalists are not 
children and it is offensive to treat 
us as such. We are mature enough 
to correct mistakes, if any are 

All we need is a chance. 
Muzzling will not teach us to be 
better, more responsible journal- 
ists. It will only make things 
worse. Depriving hard-working 
journalists of their first amend- 
ment rights doesn't solve any- 
thing. However, working together 
does make a difference. 

Let's try that for a while and 
see how it goes and leave the 
muzzles at home.. 


Continued P. 3 

He is one of the classiest men 
I have ever met and one of the best 
coaches I have been fortunate 
with which to associate. He did* 
great things to the basketball pro- 
gram here at Longwood. I learned 
more by going to practices and 
watching him coach than I did 
throughout my five years of play- 
ing. Believe me I have met many 
coaches in my lifetime. I went 
through four coaches in High 
School, so I know what this is 
going to do the Men's Basketball 

program. It takes a lot of time for 
the players to adjust to a new 
coach especially if you are a new 
member of the team.This transi- 
tion will take a significant amount 
of time. Since there are so many 
other changes going on at Long- 
wood this is one that was not nec- 
essary. This mistake will only cost 
in the end, maybe a bad season 
next year and definitely a loss in 
faculty and one of the best 
coaches that Longwood will ever 
have had! It amazes me that 
Longwood would make another 
stupid mistake like this. 

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LGBT Holds Day Of Silence 

Staff Writer 

Wednesday, April 7, 1999 
was the National Day of Silence 
to raise awareness for the silence 

. faced by the lesbian, gay, bi- 
sexual, and transgender commu- 
nity (often shortened to the LGBT 
community). At over 200 colleges 
from around the country, partici- 
pants wore rainbow ribbons and 
took a 9 hour vow of silence from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

I participated in this event 
because of my personal experi- 
ences with the LGBT community. 
During my junior year of high 
school, three of my close friends 
all came out to me, and suddenly, 
I found myself in the rather un- 
likely position of being the soli- 

,\ tary straight person in our group. 

We were all very comfortable 
with it when we were outside of 
school, but as soon as we went 
inside, everything changed. We 
all had to watch what we said, 
when we said it, and to whom we 
said it. It was hard for me, and so 
I can imagine what it was like for 
them to be constantly hiding an 
essential part of themselves. 
Sadly, I know they will face this 
for the rest of their lives. Sud- 
denly, not speaking for nine hours 
did not seem like much of a sac- 

Wearing my rainbow ribbon 
and carrying around a card with 
an explanation of the event, I went 
about the day in silence. Partici- 
pants were still allowed to speak 
in class, but any sort of social con- 
versation was forbidden. Finding 

alternative methods of communi- 
cation was a challenge, especially 
with those who were also partici- 
pating (1 quickly became very 
thankful for AOL Instant Messen- 
ger). Siill, I was frightened how 
quickly not speaking became a 
habit, and I came to see how the 
LGBT community must feel all 
the time. 

When the clock turned 5 pjn., 
I was overjoyed to start speaking 
again, but with that, I kept in mind 
thai there was no magic time for 
the LGBT community to also start 
speaking out. So while I had 
hoped to raise awareness of si- 
lence they faced from other 
people, I actually raised my own 
awareness at the same time. Par- 
ticipating in The Day of Silence 
became a valuable experience. 


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Thursday Friday 


AAUP Meeting 

in the Tea Room Annex 
@ 12:50 -2:00 p.m. 

The Wellness Fair 

on Lancaster Mall 
@ 3:30- 5:00p.m. 

Senior Piano Recital: 
David Fanning 

in Wygal 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

Quitters Folk Musical 

by Longwood Theatre 

in Jarman 

@ 8:00 p.m. 

Best Man on Campus 

in Lancer Gym 
@ 9:00 p.m 



Spring Weekend 

Lunch @ Lankford: 
Bennie Dodd Duo 

Lankford Patio 
@ 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 

Oozeball (early rounds) 

Stubbs Volleyball Court 
@ 3 p.m. 

Quitters Folk Musical 

in Jarman 
@ 8:00 p.m. 

Outdoor Film 
Patch Adams 

on Lankford Mall 
8:00 p.m. 

Violent Femmes 
w/ Pat McGee 

University of Richmond 

@ 8:00 p.m. 


Go-Go Party 

in Lancer Gym 
9:00 p.m. 

NPHC Dance Party 

in Her Gym 

@ 10:00 p.m. 

Spring Weekend 

Oozeball Tournament 

Stubbs Volleyball Court 
10:00 a.m. 


Lancer Tournament 
11:00 a.m. 

. Mainstage 

Man Mountain Jr. 
@ 12:00 p.m. 
2 Skinnee J's 
1 :00 p.m. 



Belmont Abbey 
1 :00 p.m. 


in Lancer Gym 
2:00 p.m. 

Step Show 

in Lancer Gym 
8:00 p. m. 

Quilters Folk Musical 

in Jarman 
8:00 p.m. 

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APRIL 15, 1999 

Person of the Week: Dr. Peden 


Guest Writer 

If you've ever spent anytime 
on the third floor of Grainger you 
can't miss him. He's over six feet 
tall, has big curly reddish- brown 
hair, glasses and walks with a 
limp and his cane. His name is Dr. 
Jeffery H. Peden and he is an As- 
sociate Professor of Computer 
Science for Longwood College. 
Born "sometime during 1957 
in Durham, NC," Peden was 
adopted six months later and 
raised near Jackson, Mississippi 
by a Methodist minister and his 
family. Peden did his undergradu- 
ate work at Millsaps College in 
Jackson, Mississippi, and re- 
ceived his Masters and Ph.D. 
from the University of Virginia. 
Now that we have the boring 
history and background part out 
• of the way, it is time for you to 
meet the real Dr. Peden. 

Being a senior Computer Sci- 
ence major, I have basically taken 
every class that Dr. Peden offers 
(every class that is except Queu- 
ing Theory, which everyone 
avoids like the plague). Dr. Peden 
has a style and personality ail his 
own. If you look on his web page 
home) you see a slight example 
of his sense of humor in the de- 
scription of where he lives, "in the 
country (find nowhere and locate 
the middle)." 

Peden 's students often expe- 
rience first-hand stories of his es- 
capades of tending to his many 
pets. He probably has as many 
stories about his sheep as most 
people do of their children. He has 
four (Jamie, Zoi, Demon, and 
Jack) that live with him and his 
wife in "the middle of nowhere." 
One of Dr. Peden 's favorite 
stories involves sheep shearing. 
Every year he comes to class with 

an even more noticeable limp. 
Apparently, one of his sheep does 
not particularly like shearing 
time, and has the habit of butting 
Peden as he tries to shear him. 

Along with his farm talents, 
Peden also went through a pause 
(that blurry haze of the late 70*s) 
when he personally experienced 
the American rock-n-roll dream. 
Instead of doing the college thing 
right after he graduated from high 
school in 1975, he divided his 
education up. He spent about 
three, to four years as a profes- 
sional musician. 

Yep, our very own resident 
computer geek (which he calls 
himself and all computer scien- 
tists), was in several bands. His 
talents vary from playing the key- 
boards and bass to singing backup 
and lead vocals. The stories about 
his life with the band is an article 
in itself. They would probably 
need to be censored for a maga- 
zine, but if you want to hear them 
then you need to take one of his 

Another hobby of Dr. Peden's 
is collecting pig stuff, which is 
evident by the pig belt buckle and 
the t-shirts with pig cartoons that 
he frequently wears. I guess when 
you live wim a bunch of sheep, 
that pig memorabilia is a pretty 
logical thing to collect. 

Among Dr. Peden's many 
quirks are his pet peeves. When I 
asked him what his biggest, he 
simply answered, ideology. He 
says, "ideology is for people who 
can't handle reality." Anyone who 
has ever had a class with Dr. 
Peden will definitely confirm mis 
pet peeve for you. 

Other than that, Dr. Peden is 

pretty easy to get along with. His 
students spend many hours in his 
office, where instead of answer- 
ing all of their questions, he sim- 
ply points his students in the di- 
rection of finding the answers 
themselves. This is one of the 
many qualities that makes him the 
mentor that he has become to his 

Dr. Peden has made a differ- 
ence in many student's lives. Per- 
sonally, he was the professor that 
encouraged me to major in com- 
puter science. When I was a fresh- 
man and took his CMSC 204 
class, he made one comment to 
me that helped me decide on my 

I was a quiet freshman in 
class, (of course after three years 
in Dr. Peden's classes, that is far 
from what I am now) and he made 
the effort to comment that I was 
doing well in the class and he 
foresaw a successful college ca- 
reer as a CS major. He probably 
doesn't have a clue that this had 
such an impact on me, but the fact 
that a professor had noticed me 
and my work in his class, despite 
all my efforts to blend in, had a 
big impact on my life. 

Dr. Peden takes the time to 
know his students, their abilities 
and their performances. He 
pushes them to find the best in 
their own work, a job that is never 

I leave you with a quote, as 
his advice to students. "Do your 
own work, and don't worry about 
your competition. You'll always 
have competition, but if you try 
to get rid of it, you'll be too busy 
to get your own work done.** 

Wellness Fair- Thursday 4- 1 5 from 3-5 pm 

Chalk Day- wilt write names off people who have died because of domestic vHolence 

April 27 
Looking for volunteers to help fix up a shelter in Blackstone (during weekends) 
Looking for Hotline volunteers 

Tera Fitzer speaking about hotline on Monday 19 at 3*00 at Piedmont Crisis Center 
Blue Ribbions ■ Silence No More-to stand against violence 



Helloooooo Longwood. 
Don't blink. If you do, you'll find 
yourself in finals without know- 
ing how you got there. There are 
only 7 class days left. Wow ! Now 
is the time to really turn it on for 
the final stretch, Not&at you need 
any more to think about, but this 
is also the time to think about 
packing up. If you are beading 
home for either of the final two 
weekends we have left, you may 
want to take as much with you as 
possible. It will make the burden 
of closing all that much lighter for 

Information concerning the 
process and expectations for 
checking out of your room will 
be in your box on Monday, April 
19. The first step in this process 
is to sign up for a checkout time 
with your RA. When you check 
out, you will find out what, if any, 
damage charges will be assessed 
against your room. If you would 
like to appeal the charges, you 
may request a review of the 
charges on the spot. Another staff 
person will come and hear your 
appeal. If you do not appeal it at 
that time, you win forfeit your 
right to appeal. The Housing Of- 

fice will inform you over the sum- 
mer what the common area don- 
age is and of the status of your 
damage deposit 

If you do hot want to check- 
out wiujt yow RA, you may "Ex- 
press Checkout**. This is the abil- 
ity to check out of your room at 
the end of the year without check- 
ing out win an RA. It involves 
cleaning your room and placing 
your keys in an Express Check- 
out envelope and signing the 
statement on the envelop. You 
then place the envelop in the des- 
ignated spot and leave. It is that 
simple. The catch is that we will 
then inspect your room when you 
are not there. You will be respon- 
sible for all damages that are 
found and you will NOT be able 
to appeal mem. It's your choice. 

Room selection for the fall is 
just about complete for most stu- 
dents. If you have not received a 
room by now, we will assign you 
a room and contact you early this 
summer. Returning students will 
not be placed in hotels or in 
overassigned rooms. I am inter- 
ested in your feedback on die new 
Room Selection Process we used 
this year. Please feel free to let me 
know what you thought by 
emailing me at ebefl or x2080. 

GOOD ALL Continued P. 1 
have the ability to do anything 
when they put there mind to it. If 
100 years ago, someone had said 
that there would be 747 planes 
that could carry lots of people into 
the sky, that person would be dis- 
missed. If people everywhere 
work together and put their minds 
together, anything is possible. 

One of the most important 
points of her presentation was the 
inherent similarity between man 
and man's closest relative, the 
chimpanzee. They, like humans, 
have ability to rationalize, to 
learn, to use tools, among other 

"I believe that the study of 
chimpanzees, while it has taught 
us a great deal about the place of 
chimpanzees in nature, has taught 
us an equal amount about humans' 
place in nature," remarked Dr. 
Goodall, The recognition of this 
fact leads us to a new respect for 
all the other amazing non-human 

beings with which we share the 
planet, she said. Mentioned was 
the abuse often suffered by 
chimps. This idea that chimpan- 
zees are to frequently at the end 
of abuse would be unimaginable 
if it wasn't all too real. Though it 
is possible to train chimps by re- 
ward, this does not produce the 
result at the speed required by 
chimp trainers. 

Often the chimps are beat re- 
peated with sturdy clubs. Many 
chimps in laboratory experiments 
spend much of their lives, which 
can be up to 60 years, in a cage 
not much bigger than five feet by 
five feet 

The year 2000 marks the 40th 
consecutive year of research at 
Gombe National Park, Tanzania. 
This is the longest continual study 
of any species ever. 

To learn more about Dr. Jane 
Goodall and The Jane Goodall 
Institution, visit her on the web 
at http://www.jane 






tPje 3Rottmba 

april is, vm 


Person of the Week: Dr. Peden 

Guest Writer 

If you've ever spent anytime 
on the third floor of Grainger you 
can't miss him. He's over six feet 
tall, has big curly reddish- brown 
hair, glasses and walks with a 
limp and his cane. His name is Dr. 
Jeffery H. Peden and he is an As- 
sociate Professor of Computer 
Science for Longwood College. 
Born "sometime during 1957 
in Durham, NC," Peden was 
adopted six months later and 
raised near Jackson, Mississippi 
by a Methodist minister and his 
family. Peden did his undergradu- 
ate work at Millsaps College in 
Jackson, Mississippi, and re- 
ceived his Masters and Ph.D. 
from the University of Virginia. 
Now that we have the boring 
history and background part out 
, of the way, it is time for you to 
meet the real Dr. Peden. 

Being a senior Computer Sci- 
ence major, I have basically taken 
every class that Dr. Peden offers 
(every class that is except Queu- 
ing Theory, which everyone 
avoids like the plague). Dr. Peden 
has a style and personality all his 
own. If you look on his web page 
home) you see a slight example 
of his sense of humor in the de- 
scription of where he lives, "in the 
country (find nowhere and locate 
the middle)." 

Peden 's students often expe- 
rience first-hand stories of his es- 
capades of tending to his many 
pets. He probably has as many 
stories about his sheep as most 
people do of their children. He has 
four. (Jamie, Zoi, Demon, and 
Jack) that live with him and his 
wife in "the middle of nowhere." 
One of Dr. Peden s favorite 
stories involves sheep shearing. 
Every year be comes to class with 

an even more noticeable limp. 
Apparently, one of his sheep does 
not particularly like shearing 
time, and has the habit of butting 
Peden as he tries to shear him. 

Along with his farm talents, 
Peden also went through a pause 
(that blurry haze of the late 70's) 
when he personally experienced 
the American roc k-n- roll dream. 
Instead of doing the college thing 
right after he graduated from high 
school in 1975, he divided his 
education up. He spent about 
three, to four years as a profes- 
sional musician. 

Yep, our very own resident 
computer geek (which he calls 
himself and all computer scien- 
tists), was in several bands. His 
talents vary from playing the key- 
boards and bass to singing backup 
and lead vocals. The stories about 
his life with the band is an article 
in itself. They would probably 
need to be censored for a maga- 
zine, but if you want to hear them 
then you need to take one of his 

Another hobby of Dr. Peden 's 
is collecting pig stuff, which is 
evident by the pig belt buckle and 
the t-shirts with pig cartoons that 
he frequently wears. I guess when 
you live with a bunch of sheep, 
that pig memorabilia is a pretty 
logical thing to collect 

Among Dr. Pederi's many 
quirks are his pet peeves. When I 
asked him what his biggest, he 
simply answered, ideology. He 
says, "ideology is for people who 
can't handle reality." Anyone who 
has ever had a class with Dr. 
Peden will definitely confirm this 
pet peeve for you. 

Other than that, Dr. Peden is 

pretty easy to get along with. His 
students spend many hours in his 
office, where instead of answer- 
ing all of their questions, he sim- 
ply points his students in the di- 
rection of finding the answers 
themselves. This is one of the 
many qualities that makes him the 
mentor that he has become to his 

Dr. Peden has made a differ- 
ence in many student's lives. Per- 
sonally, he was the professor that 
encouraged me to major in com- 
puter science. When I was a fresh- 
man and took his CMSC 204 
class, he made one comment to 
me that helped me decide on my 

I was a quiet freshman in 
class, (of course after three years 
in Dr. Peden's classes, that is far 
from what I am now) and he made 
the effort to comment that I was 
doing well in the class and he 
foresaw a successful college ca- 
reer as a CS major. He probably 
doesn't have a clue that this had 
such an impact on me, but the fact 
that a professor had noticed me 
and my work in his class, despite 
all my efforts to blend in, had a 
big impact on my life. 

Dr. Peden takes the time to 
know his students, their abilities 
and their performances. He 
pushes them to find the best in 
their own work, a job that is never 

I leave you with a quote, as 
his advice to students. "Do your 
own work, and don't worry about 
your competition. You'll always 
have competition, but if you try 
to get rid of it, you'll be too busy 
to get your own work done." 

Wellness Fair- Thursday 4- 1 5 from 3-5 pm 

Chalk Day- will write names of people who have died because of domestic viiolence 

April 27 
Looking for volunteers to help fix up a shelter in Biackstone (during weekends) 
Looking for Hotline volunteers 

Tera Rtzer speaking about hotline on Monday 1 9 at 3:00 at Piedmont Crisis Center 
Blue Ribbions = Silence No More-to stand against violence 

From the Rafters 

Director of Housing 

Helloooooo Longwood. 
Don't blink. If you do, you'll find 
yourself in finals without know- 
ing how you got there. There are 
only 7 class days left. Wow! Now 
is the time to really turn it on for 
the final stretch. Not that you need 
any more to mink about, but this 
is also the time to think about 
packing up. If you are beading 
home for either of the final two 
weekends we have left, you may 
want to take as much with you as 
possible. It win make the burden 
of closing all that much lighter for 

Information concerning the 
process and expectations for 
checking out of your room win 
be in your box on Monday, April 
19. The first step in this process 
is to sign up for a checkout time 
with your RA. When you check 
out, you will find out what, if any, 
damage charges win be assessed 
against your room, tf you would 
like to appeal the charges, you 
may request a review of the 
charges on the' spot Another staff 
person will come and hear your 
appeal. If you do not appeal it at 
that time, you will forfeit your 
right to appeal. The Housing Of- 

fice win inform you over the sum- 
mer what the common area dam- 
age is and of the status of your 
damage deposit 

If you do hot want to check- 
out with your RA, you may "Ex- 
press Checkout". This is die abfl- 
ity to check out of your room at 
the end of the year without check- 
ing out with an RA. It involves 
cleaning your room and placing 
your keys in an Express Check- 
out envelope and signing the 
statement on the envelop. You 
then place the envelop in the des- 
ignated spot and leave. It is that 
simple. The catch is that we will 
then inspect your room when you 
are not mere. You will be respon- 
sible for all damages that are 
found and you will NOT be able 
to appeal them. It's your choke. 

Room selection for the fall is 
just about complete for most stu- 
dents. If you have not received a 
room by now, we will assign you 
a room and contact you early this 
summer. Returning students wiU 
not be placed in hotels or in 
overassigned rooms. I am inter- 
ested in your feedback on the new 
Room Selection Process we used 
this year. Please fed free to let me 
know what you thought by 
emailing me at ebeli or x2080, 

GOOD ALL Continued P. 1 

have the ability to do anything 
when they put there mind to it If 
100 years ago, someone had said 
that there would be 747 planes 
that could carry lots of people into 
the sky, that person would be dis- 
missed. If people everywhere 
work together and put their minds 
together, anything is possible. 

One of the most important 
points of her presentation was the 
inherent similarity between man 
and man's closest relative, the 
chimpanzee. They, like humans, 
have ability to rationalize, to 
learn, to use tools, among other 

"I believe that the study of 
chimpanzees, while it has taught 
us a great deal about the place of 
chimpanzees in nature, has taught 
us an equal amount about humans* 
place in nature," remarked Dr. 
Goodall. The recognition of this 
fact leads us to a new respect for 
all the other amazing non-human 

beings with which we share the 
planet, she said. Mentioned was 
the abuse often suffered by 
chimps. This idea that chimpan- 
zees are to frequently at the end 
of abuse would be unimaginable 
if it wasn't all too real. Though it 
is possible to train chimps by re- 
ward, this does not produce the 
result at the speed required by 
chimp trainers. 

Often the chimps are beat re- 
peated with sturdy clubs. Many 
chimps in laboratory experiments 
spend much of their lives, which 
can be up to 60 years, in a cage 
not much bigger than five feet by 
five feet. 

The year 2000 marks the 40th 
consecutive year of research at 
Gombe National Park, Tanzania 
This is the longest continual study 
of any species ever. 

To learn more about Dr. Jane 
Goodall and The Jane Goodall 
Institution, visit her on the web 
at http://www.jane 

APRH. 15,1999 






Calendar Editor 

1 . Does 'virgin wool* come from sheep the shepherd 
hasn't caught yet? 

When yon choke a Smurf , what color does it torn? 
Do Eskimos have seeing -eye sled dogs? 
Why do they call it a TV set when you only get 

Do radioactive cats have 18 half-lives? 
If you shoot a mime, should you use a silencer? 
7. What does Geranamo say when he jumps out of a 

Why do we drive on parkways, and park on drive 

How come cargo is transported by ship, and when 
you ship something, it goes by car? 
10. If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do 
humanitarians eat? 

Columnist's Note: If you have any "Deep Thoughts" of your 
own, please e-mail them to 






Movie Review: 
American Werewolf 

in Paris 


Guest Writer 

Many movies have been 
made about die lore of vampires, 
but few have gone into the inner 
workings of the life of a 
werewolf. This is 
one movie that 

Tom Everett 
Scott plays Andy a 
young man in 
search of adventure 
with two friends in 
Paris. They decide 
to bungee jump off 
(he Eiffel Tower at 
night There they 
meet a woman 
named Serafiae, 
(Julia Delphy) who is intent on 
killing herself. They soon team 

Andy and Serafine embark on 
a quest to find a cure for 
"werewolfism". The movie fol- 
lows them in their travels and in- 
cludes many amusing moments. 

There is also the inevitable blos- 
soming romance between Andy 
and Serafine. This film is a unique 
one full of twists and turns you 
would never expect. 

It has a creative and interest- 
ing plot, plus lots 
of blood and gore 
for you horror film 
fans. For those of 
you turned off by 
horror films this is 
not quite classifi- 
able. Sure it has 
mass murders and 
all, but it is also a 
ture film too. 
For anyone 
who wants something different to 
watch, rent American Werewolf 
in Paris, its sure to have some- 
thing you love, even if its just tied 
up, buff men. 

*For an added touch stop by 
The Rotunda office and get Mel- 
issa to howl for you* 

Camerata Singers Perform Cheap Eats 

with VT M eistersingers 

Features Editor 

combined choral performance 
this weekend. The first taking 
place at Virginia Tech on Satur- 
day, April 10. The Cameratas ar- 

Longwood's Camerata Sing- 
ers gave a combined choral per- 
formance with the Virginia Tech rived back on campus at 1:30 
Meistersingers, April 11 at the Sunday morning, only to perform 
United Methodist Church in at the church service later that 
Farmville. morning and again with 

Marching out in grand style, Meistersingers in the afternoon, 
the singers from both schools The Cameratas' busy sched- 

walked down the aisles heading ule usually takes them away from 

towards the back of the church campus. Having the opportunity 

facing the balcony. They sang a to see them at home and with a 

response to a select group of cho- group as talented as Virginia 

ral members placed in the bal- Tech's Meistersingers was highly 

cony. This being only the prelude, enjoyable. The performance was 

the singers concluded and then co-conducted by Dr. Kevin 

took their places on the altar and Fenton, assistant professor at Vir- 

began the performance. ginia Tech since 1994 and 

The performance consisted of Longwood's Dr. Donald Trott. 

rousing solos and incredible har- 
monies that gave life and soul to 
the pieces performed. While the 

The Meistersingers is a highly 
select choral ensemble composed 
of undergraduates who include 

first two parts of the performance both those majoring in music and 
consisted of more traditional other degree programs, 
pieces, the third and final portion Longwood's counterpart, the 

included many well known spiri- 
tuals and folk songs, including 
Shenandoah, and Danny Boy, and 
Ride On, King Jesus. 

This event was the second 

Camerata Singers is an auditioned 
choir performing traditional con- 
certs on campus as well as many 
performances off campus. 

Smash or Trash CD 
Reviews: Barenaked 
Ladies Stunt 

Staff Writer 

We've all heard Barenaked 
Ladies' One Week and some of us 
are probably trying to forget we 
have. The song was played con- 
stantly last summer into fall, and 
the trippy, stream-of-conscious 
lyrics filled with slightly too cute, 
pop-culture references over a way 
too catchy melody pegged 
Barenaked Ladies as your tradi- 
tional novelty pop act. However, 

some after awhile, such as the 
overly sexual story of teenage sex 
(and lack thereof) in In the Car. 

Interspersed between the 
songs that aspire for meaning are 
the playful songs such as the ode 
to drinking, Alcohol. While it's 
funny on first listen, it doesn't 
hold up and quickly becomes 
wearisome. However, Never is 
Enough is an impressively effec- 
tive tale of the lack of value hard 
work has in the band's eyes. 

There's enough to like on this 

Barenaked Ladies rise above this 

status, for the most part, on their album to keep it together, but 

latest album Stunt. overall, it proves to be a bit dis- 

One Week is, fortunately, out connected, and ultimately, it tries 


The Golden 

of the way early (it's the first 
song) and Barenaked Ladies 
quickly settle down in their at- 
tempt to achieve the gentle folk- 
rock lyricism of bands like Toad 
the Wet Sprocket Surprisingly, 
with sweetly likeable songs such 
as Leave and Call and Answer, 
they almost make it Unfortu- 
nately, their penchant for a little 
too clever lyrics becomes tire- 

too hard to prove itself to the lis- 
tener. But the appropriately re- 
strained When You Dream is 
enough to make anyone forget 
about One Week and that's quite 
a feat. 

Stunt is a good attempt at 
proving Barenaked Ladies are not 
the novelty act that they're per- 
ceived to be. 

*** 1/2 stars 

Features Editor 


■ ■■»■■ 

Being a fan of Chinese, I feel 
that I know what to expect from 
your typical Chinese restaurant. I 
took my good friend Amy and we 
set out to investigate and evalu- 
ate The Golden Palace. 

Pulling up to the establish- 
ment, we found an unobtrusive 
building nestled between Roses 
and Harris Teeter. I was surprised 
to find the restaurant not only very 
clean, but also nicely decorated. 
We waited only briefly and 
then were seated. We made our 
drink selections and it was off to 
the buffet. The staff kept the bar 
area clean and well stocked. As I 
approached the bar, grabbing a 
plate, I hardly knew where to 

The measure of any Chinese 
restaurant is to be judged by the 
quality of their egg rolls. Mov- 
ing around, my partner in critique 
and I loaded down our plates, 
sampling some of everything. In 
my opinion, the chicken products 
ranked highly. They had General 
Tso's chicken, which are chicken 
pieces covered in a sauce. There 
was also sweet and sow chicken 
and sauce to dip it in. Beyond the 
chicken, the pork-fried rice and 
the green peppers and onions 
woe delicious. 

Returning to the bar one final 
time, it was time to get dessert 
One of my favorite items was die 
apple dessert that was covered in 
some kind of pastry breading. 
These were very tasty — a very 
nice dessert At the conclusion of 
our lunch, our server brought us 
our bill. 

The only let down of the en- 
tire meal was the fortunes, they 
were exactly the same: You have 
an active mind and a keen imagi- 
nation. In total the meal came to 
$12.95 in addition to the tip This 
was a meal well worth the money 
for anyone who loves Chinese. 

The Golden Palace U located 
at the South Gate Shopping Cen- 
ter. The phone number is 392- 

PAGE 10 

— Wyt 3&ottmba - 


APRIL 15, 1999 

No Class, No Big Problem 

Guest Writer 

Allen Iverson, "thug for 
life", bought a $60,000 watch 
while his friends are busted for 
selling drugs out of his $90,000 
Mercedes. Is he stupid? Of 
course he is, but he can play ball. 
There's a thousand idiots wast- 
ing millions as fast as they make 
them, but they're great athletes 
that deserve every bit of it. 
People fail to see the talent be- 
hind the mug. 

Today's sports stories, like 
most other news, seem to be sur- 
rounded by conflict and crime. 
Most athletes in the sport's spot- 
light seem to be running from the 
police rather than a defender. A 
Mike Tyson rape conviction or 
a frequent Dallas Cowboy drug 
charge will destroy the reputa- 
tion of professional sports and 
leave a die-hard sports fan ask- 
ing, "I wonder what else went 

Throughout these troubled 
times, controversy can over- 
shadow talent and give a bad 
name to good players. People 
sometimes fail to see what a 
player can do between the lines 
because of non traditional acts 
done outside the lines. It's up to 
the athletes to decide if these acts 
will hinder their performance. 
For a second though, let's look 
through the rough exterior and 
see the true athletes. 

The king of controversy in 
the athletic world has to be Den- 
nis Rodman. This guy has 
enough tattoos to completely 
cover a small elephant and more 
body piercing than every mem- 
ber of Green Day combined. 
He's made public appearances in 
w omen's clothing, including a 

wedding gown. He was married 
to Baywatch star Carmen EJektra 
for all of one day. He colors his 
hair, has impure thoughts about 
men, and wears mascara during 
every game of his NBA season. 

But if you peel away this 
tainted facade, you can find the 
best rebounder in NBA history 
and one of its hardest workers. 
Night in and night out, he puts 
his body on the line, not for the 
reckoning, but for the love of the 
game. He has won seven con- 
secutive rebounding titles, the 
longest streak in NBA history. 
He is a two-time NBA Defensive 
Player of the Year and has been 
named to the NBA's All-Defen- 
sive team seven times. He holds 
five championship rings: three 
with the Chicago Bulls and two 
with the Detroit Pistons pro- 
claiming him as the only player 
in NBA history to win back-to- 
back championships with two 
different teams. The man is a 
great athlete. He's just covered 
by a sketchy appearance and car- 
ries a rough history of trouble 
with authority. 

Another wild character in the 
sports world is Ricky Williams, 
tailback for the Texas Long- 
horns. People look at him and 
see Bob Marley in a football uni- 
form rather than the leading 
rusher in college football history. 
He is a very intelligent young 
man with a 3.8 OPA and is a hu- 
manitarian interested in history. 
However, critics see his 
dreadlocks and tongue ring, 
passing quick judgement on a 
great runningback, labeling him 
as a rebel. This rebel started as a 
freshman and rushed for 990 
yards. This past season he broke 
Tony Dorsett's NCAA career 

rushing record. He can play 

Controversial athletes are 
not limited to just team sports. 
The boxing world's newest 
star, Prince Naseem Hamed has 
been named, pound-for- pound, 
the best fighter in the ring to- 
day. Critics say that his pre- 
sumptuous demeanor may 
cloud his future in boxing with 
sbould-be wins. 

He is a very arrogant per- 
son who claims that he can 
never be beaten. He has made 
a major prediction about his fu- 
ture. It goes like so, "I will hold 
the titles in three different 
classes before I'm done. I am 
the greatest I'm afraid of no- 
body, and nobody can beat 

This has labeled him as a 
Clown Prince and a spoiled 
brat Critics forget to mention 
all of his accomplishments in 
the ring. He holds an untar- 
nished record of 3 1-0. His lat- 
est victim, Wayne McCullough 
was to be the greatest test. 
Naseem Hamed predicted a 
third-round knockout, but won 
by decision after twelve. His 
theatrics within the ring were 
said to be the reason for his 

These are all elite athletes 
who have worked all their lives 
to produce what fans see. Their 
personal lives should stay be- 
hind the scenes. They should 
not be judged as athletes by 
their bodily features or habits. 
These are some of the greatest 
athletes whose talent will not 
be enjoyed by some that can't 
look past a savage front 

To the Graduate Students 

who passed their final test. 

From The Rotunda & S.G.A. 

Softball Keeps 
Record Moving 


Longwood won seven of 10 
games last week, sweeping 
Anderson (SC) (8-0, 7-6), 
BelmontAbbey(NC)(l-0, 11-2), 
and Barton (NC) (4-0, 8-0), split- 
ting with Lees-McRae (NC) (13- 
3, 2-8), and drop- 
ping a pair to Lime- 
stone (SC) (1-5,3- 
11). Coach Kathy 
Riley's squad has 
completed the regu- 
lar-season with a 
record of 37-13 
overall, 15-7 in the 
CVAC, increasing 
the new school-record for season 
wins to 37. Lone wood will have 
the opportunity to reach the magi- 
cal '40* win campaign with its par- 
ticipation in the CVAC Softball 
Championship this weekend, 
April 16-17, at the Freedom Flo- 
rence Softball Complex in Flo- 
rence, SC. The Lancers will en- 
ter the conference tournament as 
either the number three or four 
seed in the eight-team event Pair- 
ings will be announced later this 

At Anderson in the opener, 
LC was led by the five-hit shut- 
out pitching of graduate student 
Stacey Rose/Thomas Jefferson 
HS (20-6), and a 3-3 effort at the 
plate from senior Libby Gough/ 
Amelia County HS who scored a 
run and had an RBI. Adding two 
hits each for the Lancers were 
freshmen Jaime Doru van/Prince 
George HS (2-2, 2 runs, RBI), 
Jodi Wolff -Coussoulos/Fauquier 
HS (2-3, 2B, 1 run, 2 RBI), and 
Sarah Lavinus/Lloyd C. Bird HS 
(2-3, 3B, 2B, 2 runs, RBI). In the 
nightcap, LC won in the extra 8th- 
inning via the international tie- 
breaker. Gough (2-4, HR, 2 runs, 
2 RBI) and junior Emily Brown/ 
Fluvanna County HS (3-4, HR, 2 
runs, 2 RBI) each slammed solo 
home runs- Cough's homer her 
school-record 9th this season-to 
lead the Lancers. Rose earned the 
mound win in relief with the fi- 
nal 2-intungs, allowing one hit 

and no runs after the Trojans man- 
aged to tie the contest at 6-6 in 
the 7th-inning off sophomore 
starter Denise Wack/Great Bridge 

At Lees-McRae in the first 
game, LC was led by junior Mary 
HS who was 3-4 with 
3 RBI, and freshman 
Jamie Englehart/ 
Brentsville HS who 
slammed her 8th 
home run mis spring. 
Rose earned the 
pitching win. In the 
second game, LC 
was led by Gough who hit her 8th 
home run this spring, finishing 1- 
3 with a run and two RBI, while 
Walton was 2-3 with a double. 
Wack took the mound loss against 
the Bobcats. 

Against Limestone in the 
opener, LC was led by Donivan 
(2-3, 2B), Englehait (2-4), and 
Wolff-Coussoulos (2-4, 1 run) 
each with two hits, while Gough 
had the lone RBI-scoring Wolff- 
Coussoulos in the 5th- inning. 
Rose took die mound loss, allow- 
ing 12 hits with six strikeouts. In 
the nightcap, LC got two hits each 
from Walton (2-3) and freshman 
Colleen Cooney/Stafford HS (2- 
3), while Lavinus finished 1-3 
with a triple, one run, and an RBI. 
Wack took the pitching loss with 
the first 5.2-innings, allowing 
nine hits and 11 runs with three 

Gough leads Longwood with 
her .490 batting average, includ- 
ing nine home runs and 60 RBI- 
the RBI total a new school-record 
as well, followed by Englehart 
(.390, 8 HR, 35 RBI), freshman 
Ellen Hutt/Stonewall Jackson HS 
(.318), and Wolff-Coussoulos 
(312, school-record 36 stolen 
bases). On the mound. Rose 
sports a 2.05 ERA through 171 
innings with 107 strikeouts-ties 
the school-record, followed by 
Wack ( 1.91 ERA, 154 innings, 58 

April 15,1999 


PAGE 11 

Baseball Has 22-17 Record Thus Far, 9-14 CVAC 


Longwood woo four of five 
home games last week, sweep- 
ing Saint Paul's 8-2 and 8-6 
April 6, defeating CVAC oppo- 
nent Barton (NC) 6-3 April 9, 
and splitting with conference foe 
Anderson (SC)-winning 14-3 
and falling 11-4-April 10. Coach 
Buddy Boiding's squad is 22-17 
overall, 9-14 in the CVAC. LC 
was scheduled to host Anderson 
April 12 for two team's series fi- 
nale that was postponed from 
April 11, play a non-conference 
game at Randolph-Macon April 
14, and host CVAC opponent 
Belmont Abbey (NC) April 17- 

Against Saint Paul's in the 
opener, LC was led by seniors 
Fred Stoots/Clover Hill HS (2- 
4, 1 run, 2 RBI) and Shawn 
Toriao/Halifax County HS (3-4, 

2 runs, RBI, stolen base), along 
with sophomore Adam Williams/ 
Albemarle HS (2-2, 2 RBI, sto- 
len base). Freshman Kenny 
Houchens/Charlottesville HS (3- 
0) earned the pitching win with 
the first 4-innings, allowing six 
hits and no runs with six 
strikeouts. In the nightcap, LC 
got a solo home run from fresh- 
man Cory Jonke/St. Edward 
(OH) HS (2-3, HR, 1 run, RBI)- 
his collegiate first-while seniors 
Tim BufTkin/Prince George HS 
(1-3, double, 1 run, 2 RBI, sto- 
len base) and Brad Simpson/Clo- 
ver HiU HS (1-4, 2 RBI) each 
added a pair of RBI. Senior 
Robey Caldwell/Cave Spring HS 
(4-3) got the pitching win with 3 
innings of middle relief, allow- 
ing three hits and one run with 
two strikeouts. 

Against BC, LC finally was 
able to complete a three-game 

CVAC series with the Bulldogs 
mat originally began March 13 
with a doubieheader sweep by 
the Lancers (S4, 6-2). Simpson 
led the way in the finale by belt- 
ing solo home runs in both the 
2nd and 8th-innings, finishing 2- 
4 with two runs and two RBI. 
Torian (3-4, 1 run) collected 
three hits to lead the attack, while 
sophomore Mike Sullivan/Oar- 
Field HS (4-2) pitched a com- 
plete game-allowing 12 hits and 
three runs with 10 strikeouts for 
the mound win. 

Against AC, LC was led to 
the second-game triumph by 
Stoots (1-2, HR, 1 run, 3 RBI, 
stolen base) and Simpson (1-4, 
HR, 1 run, RBI) who each 
slammed home runs-Stoots* a 3 
run blast in the Sth-inning after 
Simpson's solo shot in the 2nd- 
inning-his third homer in two 
days. Caldwell (5-3) pitched a 

Golf Keeping Their 
Fingers Crossed 


Longwood shot a 36-hole 
team score of 306-307-613 to 
place third among 20 teams at 
the Lacey Oane Memorial 
hosted by North Carolina-Pem- 
broke April 5-6. Fellow CVAC 
member Pfeiffer (NC) won the 
event with its 302-305-607 to- 
tal at the 6,758-yard, par 72 
Pinecrest Country Club in Pem- 
broke, NC. Coach Kevin 
Rllman's squad was scheduled 
to compete at the 54-hole CVAC 
Men's Golf Championship in 
Fort MUl.SC April 11-13. 

In North Carolina, LC was 
led by junior Jason Copeland/ 
Granby HS with his 75-76-151 
to tie for third place individually 
in the field of 98 collegiate golf- 
ers, followed by local junior 
Toby Towter/Fuqua School with 
his 77-76-153 to tie for 12th- 
place, while freshman Myles 
Jones/Victoria College (En- 
gland) HS ued for 18th-place 
with his 74-80-154. Also play- 
ing were freshman Blair 
Shadday/Madison Consolidated 
(Ind.) HS (80-76-156) and se- 
nior Jack Tsai/Hampton Roads 
Academy (82-79- 161). 

Copeland continues to lead 
Longwood with his consistent 

76.88 stroke-average through 17 
rounds of competition this year, 
including a low-round of 71. 
Copeland is followed by Shadday 
(78.76, 73), Tsai (79.23, 74), 
Jones (79.62, 73), and Towler 
(80.27, 75). The Lancers are av- 
eraging 311.94 as a team with a 
low-round of 294, accomplished 
twice this year. 

Following the CVAC Men's 
Golf Championship, Longwood 
will look for a fourth consecutive 
invitation to compete in the 
NCAA Division II North Re- 
gional tournament May 3-5 in 
West Virginia. 

Longwood shot a 54-hole 
team score of 326-315-340-981 
to place seventh among 16 teams 
at the Nittany Lion Invitational 
hosted by NCAA Division I Peun 
Stale April I0-J1 in Pennsylva- 
nia. The host Nittany Lions won 
their own tournament with a 941 
team total la the field that in- 
cluded 14 Division I programs. 
Coach Cindy Ho's squad com- 
pleted its regular-season with the 
participation in the PSU event 

At Perm State, LC was led by 
junior Jessica Fernandez/ 
Patapsco (MD) HS with her 79- 
77-82-238 for 10th place indi- 
vidually in the field of 97 colle- 
giate golfers, followed by local 
sophomore Mandy Beamer/ 

Nottoway HS with her 79-82-83- 
244 to tie for lSth-place, Also 
playing were freshman Vicki 
Matkovich/Wheeling (W.Va.) 
Park HS (82-77-87-246, 21st), 
senior Rachel Abbott/Boyertown 
(Pa.) HS (86-86-88-260,T51st), 
and junior Katie Soule/Franklin 
HS (87-79-94-260, T-51st). The 
Lancers were fourth in the tour- 
ney after 36-holes with a 641 
total before slipping to seventh 
on the final day. 

Matkovich led Longwood 
this year with her 80.59 stroke- 
average through 22 rounds of 
competition this year, including 
a low-round of 76 accomplished 
twice in Florida March 8 and 
March 11. Matkovich was fol- 
lowed by Fernandez (81 .60, 73), 
Beamer (83.29, 77), Abbott 
(84.41, 80), and Soule (86.40, 
79). The Lancers averaged 
328.64 as a team this year with a 
low-round of 3 15. 

Longwood still hopes to 
qualify for the NCAA Division 
II-III Women's Golf Champion- 
ships May 12 15, either as a 
team, or with an individual or 
two qualifying for the post-sea- 
son event in Florida. Selections 
to the National Championships 
will take place on May 3. 

complete-game for the mound 
win, allowing just five hits with 
eight strikeouts. In the first 
game, LC was led by sophomore 
David Robinson/Midlothian HS 
(2-2, HR, 1 run, 2 RBI) who hit 
a 2-run homer in the 2nd-inning 
to help the Lancers to a 4-0 ad- 
vantage early in the contest. 
Simpson (2-4, 1 run, RBI) also 
contributed, while senior Greg 
Edmonds/Midlothian HS (3-4) 
took the pitching loss-going the 
first 4.2-innings and allowing 
five hits and six runs with six 
strikeouts. The loss in the opener 
to the Trojans was the first loss 
at home mis season by the Lanc- 
ers, now 18-1 in Lancer Stadium 
in 1999. 

Torian leads Longwood with 
his .397 batting average along 
with a team-best eight home runs 
and 31 RBI. Torian is followed 
by Stoots (.357, 6 HR, 30 RBI), 

freshman Adrian WaUrins/Gar- 
Field HS (.325, 13 SB), sopho- 
mores Ryan Costa/Buffalo Gap 
HS (.325, 4 HR, 25 RBI) and 
Travis Pfitzner/Gar-Field HS 
(.313), along with Buffkin 
(.301). On the mound, senior 
Mike Lewis/Halifax County HS 
sports a team-low 2.48 ERA 
with a 2-5 record, one save, and 
29 strikeouts through 29 in- 
nings. Lewis is followed by 
Edmonds (3.60, 58 K, 60 IP), 
and Houchens (3.72, 3-0, 29 K, 
29 IP). 

Longwood's three-game 
CVAC series with Belmont Ab- 
bey is the final regular season 
home action of the year as the 
Abbey visits for a doubieheader 
Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m., and 
a single game Sunday, April 18. 

Lacrosse With Big 
Win Over Villa 
Julie (MD), 13-10 

Sports Writer 

Longwood, ranked seventh 
n this week's IWLCA Division 
i Poll, won its only match last 
veek, defeating Villa Julie (Md) 
3-10 April 7. Coach Janet 
3rubbs' squad is 8-3. A sched- 
iled, contest at Marymount on 
\pnl 11 was postponed until 
tpril 12 due to rain. 

Against Villa Julie, LC was 
ed by senior Laurie Hogan/ 
Mbemarle HS with three goals 
md two assists. Hogan was fol- 
owed by sophomore AH-Ameri- 
an Natalie Smith/Albemarle HS 
4g), senior Dawn Duboski/ 
:herokee (NJ) HS (lg, 3a). 
reshmen Beth Hadrys/ 
oppatowne (MD) HS (3g) and 
slichoi MUler/Edgewood (MD) 
-IS (2g, la), while junior 

md sophomore Kris Denson/ 
Stafford HS each had one assist 
Sophomore keeper Rachel 
Sunn/Northeast (MD) HS had 
9 fantastic saves. 

Smith continues to lead 
jangwood with her 33 goals and 
1 7 assists for 50 points, followed 
jy Hogan (33g, 6a, 39 points). 

and Hadrys ( 14g, 7a, 21 points). 
Bunn has 13 1 saves while allow- 
ing 91 goals (8.27) for a save 
percentage of .590%. 

Through the NCAA Divi- 
sion II statistics report of April 
4, Longwood is among the na- 
tional leaders as a team and in- 
dividually with Smith, Bunn, 
and Hogan. Smith ranked ninth 
in points per game (4,60), and 
was 7th in assists per game 
(1.70). Additionally, Smith has 
two of the top five scoring 
games with her nine points each 
versus Pfeiffer and Shenandoah 
this spring, while her seven 
goals against SU equal the fifth- 
highest output nationally, and 
her four assists against PU tie 
among the most nationally this 
spring. Bunn ranked sixth in 
save % (.580) and goals against 
average (8 10). Hogan was 10th 
in goals per game (3.00). As a 
team, the Lancers ranked eighth 
in scoring (11.50), fifth in win- 
ning % (.700), and sixth in scor- 
ing margin (+3.40) and scoring 
defense (8.10). Lady Lancers 
will host the tournament this 
weekend, April 16-17, begin- 
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Jamie Jackson 

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Volume 78, Number 16 

Keeping the Earth Clean Since 1920 

April 22, 1999 

Longwood Hosts Wellness Fair 

Asst. Copy Editor 

Due to inclement weather, the 
Wellness Fair on April 15 was 
moved from the Lancaster back 
lawn to the ground floor of 

Over twenty organizations' 
participated in the annual event, 
all displaying information dealing 
with some aspect of wellness. 
Sponsored by the Wellness Advo- 
cates, this year's fair can be 
deemed nothing but a success. 

The Big Siblings sponsored a 
food pyramid booth. Participants 
at this booth tossed a hackey sack 
at an enlarged cardboard food 
pyramid. If your toss landed on 
the fruits and vegetables category, 
you received an apple and infor- 
mation concering your diet and 

UNITY Alliance had a "safe- 
sex" booth. UNITY members 
were handing out Hate-Free Zone 

signs, condoms and information 
regarding the practice of safe sex. 

The sponsoring organization, 
the Wellness Advocates, dis- 
played an overall wellness booth. 
Their activity was a penny toss 
which represented every aspect of 
the Wellness Will, including men- 
tal, social, and physical wellness. 

SAFE, Students Advocating a 
Fearless Environment, was also 
represented by a booth with an 
ample amount of information. 
They handed out homemade 
stress balls and fliers with tips on 
ways to reduce stress. Vice Presi- 
dent Susanne Thomas said, 
"We're here to promote safety on 
the Longwood campus, as well as 
in die surrounding community." 

A sexual-assault counseling 
group, the Piedmont Crisis Cen- 
ter, supplied information on vio- 
lence prevention. This organiza- 
tion serves Amelia, Buckingham, 
Charlotte, Cumberland, 
Lunenburg, Nottoway ami Prince 

Edward counties. The Crisis Cen- 
ter is run out of the Southside 
Center for Violence Prevention, 
whose primary goal is to "battle 
sexual assault and domestic vio- 

Therapeutic Recreation Orga- 
nization sponsored a display fea- 
turing the LDB, or Leisure Diag- 
nostic Battery. This battery of 
tests consisted of an assessment 
of a person's leisurely lifestyles. 
Therapeutic Recreation professor 
Dustin Morris was on-hand, as 
well as TR majors Angie Wash- 
ington and Mariellen Mory. 

At the end of the fair, Lisa 
Cheyne, Director of Wellness an- 
nounced the various awards for 
the participating booths. The 
Most Educational booth was the 
1st Responders, Most Interactive 
went to Giltz Chiropractic and the 
Student Health Center received 
the Most Creative boom. Winning 
booths received a certificate and 
twenty-five dollars. 

2 SKINNEE J'S Performed far Longwood this weekend 
during Spring Weekend They were one of the many events 
that occured including Oozebatt, Organization Booths, and 
the ChUi Cookoff. Photo by Michael Schwartz. 

Business S tatistics Class Reports on Barnes & Noble 

Asst. News Editor 

Earlier in the semester The Ro- 
tunda introduced the idea that Dr. 
Wayne Mc Wee's Business Statis- 
tics class was conducting a re- 
search project comparing 
Longwood's bookstore prices to 
those of on-line book stores. This 
research was being conducted to 
discover whether or not the book- 
store was charging reasonable 
prices for books. The students 
compared Longwood's Barnes & 
Nobte bookstore to,, and The students 
compiled all data using Microsoft 
Excel. The work that we done 
was very thorough, developing 
practical skills for these business 
students. It was previously be- 

lieved that the students would be 
presenting their results to Dr. 
Norman Bregman (VPAA). He 
will at the very least receive a 
copy of the results in the event the 
class in unable to present the re- 
sults. The fact that this was a class 
project prevented McWee from 
moving beyond the class' pace. 
This is tile reason that the results 
were not available by mid- 
March, as previously believed. 
This project dominated the Busi- 
ness Statistics class for die semes- 
ter. In overall appraisal of this 
project, Dr. McWee said "I mink 
it's been a good teaching tool." 

The students surveyed a total of 
one hundred and thirty books. In 
comparing prices of on-line book 
stares to Longwood's bookstore 
the students considered only new 

books and did not take shipping 
and handling costs into acco